The Reach Trust was established in 2012 to inspire and improve lives through the development of innovative and cost-effective mobile solutions.

The LevelUp Team with high school learners at Lentegeur Secondary School in Cape Town. 

The LevelUp Team with high school learners at Lentegeur Secondary School in Cape Town. 

In South Africa, as in many other countries, access to the web and ownership of a smart device is beyond the reach of those who need it the most.

ICT technologies, and specifically mobile connectivity, have long been recognised for promoting and facilitating social inclusion, in terms of the participation of individuals and groups in society’s political, economic and societal processes. This is because mobile phones offer the most direct, personal and measurable way to connect with people through content and services that are relevant and impactful.

Our mobile-first solutions are designed to cost-effectively enable the transition from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy, whilst focusing on three priority areas to improve lives through education.  

What we do: 

  • To date, we have helped more than 10 million people transform their lives through access to free education, health and counselling services on their mobile phones.
  • We embrace the power of mobile phones to connect people, create value-adding relationships, and motivate them to improve their lives and redefine their futures.
  • We work in partnership with governments, the private sector, NGOs, communities, and thought leaders around the world who support our programmes for cost-effective social change.