Adopt-a-School Foundation is a non-profit organisation that supports the creation and enhancement of a conducive teaching and learning environment in rural and disadvantaged schools. It was formed in 2002 and over the last 15 years, it has mobilised the private sector to invest effectively in education. The key objective of AAS is to implement Whole School Development– a holistic model aimed at improving the academic, infrastructural and social environment in schools. The model aims to ensure that schools have the necessary management and community leadership to support an environment conducive to excellence in teaching and learning. AAS has over 400 schools adopted across South Africa and in Lesotho.