Economically, South Africa belongs to the BRICS countries and thus to the emerging markets. Its GDP per capita in 2011 was approximately one third of the German GDP per capita. The unemployment rate is relatively high with 22.7% (estimated 2012). Therefore, the state's social system aims to support children and the poor, the disabled and the elderly.
Some parents in South Africa also see the potential in a good education for their children. However, the salary ranges that they get and save for their children are in most cases not enough to send them to a better school. Education costs are still very high in South Africa compared to the income level. Therefore, we want to support parents and their children directly by paying the school fees, school uniforms and stationery.