The Answer Series Launches #PassRateChallenge Crowdfunding Campaign

WE’VE KICKSTARTED A CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN THAT AIMS TO PUT MATHS STUDY GUIDES IN THE HANDS OF 20 000 GRADE 9 LEARNERS

The #PassRateChallenge initiative challenges South Africans to visit its crowdfunding page on the Pass Rate Challenge site and purchase one or many Grade 9 maths study guides which will be delivered to the 20 000 learners who need it the most. We have made it possible to provide an unlimited number of these study guides at a break-even cost of R49 each. This includes printing and delivery of books to each learner.


The average mark achieved by Grade 9s who wrote the 2014 Annual National Assessment (ANA) for Mathematics is 10.8%. Only 3% achieved more than 50%.

These results prompted us to challenge this dire situation by initiating the #PassRateChallenge crowdfunding campaign.

In celebration of our 40th year of operation we have created a platform where together we can raise the bar in Mathematics in South Africa.

“Grade 9 is a turning point for teenagers. By supporting learners in Maths at this early level, there is a far greater likelihood that they will make fitting subject choices, remain in school and go on to be successful in matric. This will improve their chances of qualifying for further education thus making a positive and significant contribution to the national economy” says George Eadie (The Answer Series Strategist)

The aim of this ongoing nationwide initiative is to radically improve achievement in Mathematics by funding the provision of effective study guides to at least 20 000 Grade 9s.

The website and video can be accessed at http://passratechallenge.co.za/

Let’s take on the #PassRateChallenge together!