Green Shoots

Innovating in education

South Africa
2014 - 2018

Green Shoots is a South African organisation that develops innovative IT solutions for learners in school and after-school environments. Their sustainable solutions uplift and empower schools, teachers, learners, and communities. Green Shoots’ primary focus is improving primary maths attainment. The Maths Curriculum Online tool provides credible, real time, ongoing feedback and learner analytics to both student and teacher. HDF supported Green Shoot’s organisational development and engagement with the education IT community.


What works to prevent sexual violence against children?

The data is clear: Sexual violence affects girls and boys in every country around the world. For far too long it has been a silent pandemic, with little awareness of the scope, scale, and consequences of the problem or understanding of potential solutions. That silence has allowed violence against children to perpetuate.

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TED talks ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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Why is birth registration so important?

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