Our Vision

To transform and improve access to education and training in under-resourced communities

our mission

To educate, influence and inspire future-ready leaders with an entrepreneurial, problem-solving and critical thinking ability


All 9 South African provinces
Including urban, townships, rural and other outlying areas


Youth (aged 14 to 20, with increased female participation)

our aim

Our aim is to reach more learners on channels including:

  • Cinema Interventions
  • Online Education
  • In-school activations
  • Rural Development
  • TVET Support

about us

In 2019, The YouthStart Foundation NPC was established to extend the impact of the programmes that have been successfully implemented through Primestars, for over a decade, benefitting over 1 Million high school learners over the period. This initiative propagates our collective commitment to strengthening the development of programmes with tangible results and evident outcomes. The Foundation is fully institutionalized and satisfies all Compliance Requirements for Non-Profit Companies in South Africa including Section 18A as well as NPO status with The Department of Social Development. The Foundation is led by Director Nkosinathi Moshoana and has already implemented successful initiatives with The Walt Disney Company – reaching tens of thousands of high school learners across South Africa.

our Donors