Promaths

Growing potential exponentially

Promaths provides extra tuition in maths and science to learners in grades 10 to 12 at selected schools across South Africa.

  • 14 years of extraordinary results
    What first began in Dobsonville, Soweto, 14 years ago, has grown enormously. To date over 7 500 school children have been through the programme and in 2018, a staggering 267 distinctions in maths and 412 distinctions science were achieved.
  • Beyond the classroom
    Promaths is a powerful partnership between Investec and Kutlwanong Maths, Science and Technology Centre. The programme provides extra tuition in maths and science to high school learners who show potential in these subjects.
  • Goodwill with impact
    Our flagship, award winning Promaths programme, seeks to support the South African education system to produce students that are competent in maths and science - the two subjects deemed most vital for the ongoing growth of our economy. Investec wants to help produce today, the accountants, scientists, engineers, and even the astronauts of tomorrow.
  • Ever growing reach
    Investec currently funds nine centres across the country, with 3 960 learners part of the Promaths programme. The impact the programme is having on the children and the larger communities in which they operate is awe inspiring.
Kamva Goso 2018 Promaths learner
“I achieved 99% in maths, 100% in science, 7 distinctions, and an overall average of 96%. Promaths has made it possible for black children from townships that lack resources to be able to achieve excellent results as if they attend a quintile 5 school”

Kamva Goso, 2018 Promaths overall top performer

Nonhlakanipho Msibi, Former Promaths learner / Investec
‘I went from 37% in maths and 32% in accounting, to 91% and 94% respectively, in one year.’

Nonhlakanipho Msibi, former Promaths learner

2018 Promaths top achievers are recognised at the Promaths awards ceremony in Johannesburg

The Promaths awards ceremony in Sandton, Johannesburg, celebrates the top performing learners for 2018 from the three Promaths centres in Hammanskraal, Mamelodi and Dobsonville

Celebrating the top 2018 Promaths performers from QwaQwa centre in the Free State

Celebrating the top 2018 Promaths performers from QwaQwa centre in the Free State

14 years of excellence

A handful of men and women describe the life-changing impact Promaths has had on them.

Highlights for the past year:

267

distinctions in maths from 1 176 Promaths learners

412

distinctions in science from 1 173 Promaths learners

5%

contribution of the country's national distinctions in maths and science

Spreading the Promaths’ story to universities

1 176 - Total number of learners that went through Promaths in 2018
The Promaths journey doesn’t come to an end when young adults matriculate. Voluntary Promaths alumni have formed an executive committee across various universities, to help the programme become self-sustainable. Through spreading the Promaths’ story across campuses, the prominence and value of the programme is sustained, and future learners are encouraged to take part. The Promaths alumni pillars have been established as: Support, Connect, Motivate and Empower. 
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