13 September 2021
Request for Proposals External evaluation of the systemic social investment (SSI) strategy
In December 2015, the FirstRand Foundation (FRF) and FirstRand Empowerment Foundation (FREF) – two separate legal entities associated with FirstRand Bank Limited, as outlined in the diagram in the attached document below – jointly adopted systemic social investment (SSI) as their overarching approach to driving social change in South Africa.
SSI aims to influence the education system in South Africa – from early childhood until young people enter the world of work – with the aim to bring about wide-scale, systems-level change for the country. The FRF and FREF utilise their expertise, energy, experience and (limited) resources to target high-potential leverage points that can unlock outsized impact in South Africa’s education system, thus realising nationally significant, permanent change in the country’s education trajectory.
The FirstRand Foundation (FRF) and FirstRand Empowerment Foundation (FREF) would like to invite qualified organisations to submit a proposal to conduct an evaluation of the FRF/FREF SSI strategy. This evaluation seeks to establish the extent to which the design and implementation of SSI have led to intended outcomes.
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