About us

The Otto Foundation is an education-focused philanthropic organisation established in 2016. 


We support primary schools in becoming (i) sites for quality education; and (ii) safe and nurturing spaces

for children.

We are achieving this goal through collaboration and strategic partnerships with education innovators that share our vision and can contribute to school excellence in creative ways.

We have a particular focus on improving early literacy and fostering a love of reading among learners from disadvantaged communities, understanding that access to books and excellence in reading is a critical underpinning

of educational success.

Our Projects

View our project page for details on our current portfolio of projects. 


The Otto Foundation is proudly supported by Vanilla Internet Services


 “The future of South Africa rests in the hands of our youth. We must support them, in every way we can,

to imagine a future with infinite possibilities, and equip them with the skills that they will need to build that future”.
 - Chris Otto -