Organization Name: Maharishi Invincibility Institute

Focus Area: Adult Learners
Region: Africa
Sector: Non-Profit
Investment Year: 2022
The Maharishi Institute is South Africa’s leading non-profit private education and training provider with a job placement rate of 95%. Their graduates have launched careers in finance, banking, advertising, technology, management consulting and more—and many have created their own businesses. The Institute was established to develop a new generation of leaders for South Africa through a consciousness-based approach to education and is supported through Maharishi's unique “learn and earn” program.

Why We Invested

South Africa has a growing youth population bursting with promise — young people between the ages of 15-34 make up 36% of the entire population. Pursuing higher education can provide cushioning in an already precarious labor market, where nearly half of all young people are unemployed. Maharishi Invincibility Institute supports the dreams of South Africa’s promising talent from underserved communities by addressing barriers that have traditionally excluded them from pursuing higher education and attaining fulfilling careers.

The Maharishi Invincibility Institute aims to become a self-sufficient education and job-placement machine to change the lives of thousands of marginalised youth through shifting our model from an education-based theoretical model to a demand-led industry model. Through our partners we have created relevant industry academies that give young people an edge in accessing high-quality work in key growth sectors in the SA Economy and in sectors of global relevance and significance.
Dr. Taddy Blecher, CEO & Co-Founder, Maharishi Invincibility Institute