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PfP Blog Book Dash Jozi 2018: Access to books is imperative to improving literacy

South Africa has made little headway in resolving its literacy crisis – and labelling it a crisis is no overstatement. With the 2016 international Progress in Reading and Literacy Study (PIRLS) showing that 78% of South African children cannot read with comprehension after four full years of schooling, it is now more vital than ever to ensure that all children have access to reading materials.

Book Dash Jozi 2018 will see creative volunteers gather on Saturday, 27 October to create unique, African storybooks toaddress the lack of access to culturally relevant books for young children in Africa.

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PfP Blog PfP Founder and SSA CEO becomes ambassador of social enterprise accreditation body

PfP’s very own Dr Louise van Rhyn was recently selected by the UK-based Social Enterprise Mark as one of five international ambassadors who will help to promote its accreditation for social enterprises.

Symphonia for South Africa (SSA), the organisation that delivers the award-winning PfP programme, is accredited by the Social Enterprise Mark, an international accreditation body which independently assesses the impact created by social enterprises. SSA is the only holder on the African continent of this Mark, which recognises the positive impact that SSA is having on the lives of South African schoolchildren through the PfP programme.

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PfP Blog Outdoor Classroom Day 2018: Play today, be prepared for tomorrow

The success of the biannual global Outdoor Classroom Day campaign has shown that teaching and learning needn’t be confined to the four walls of a classroom. This November, South African schools are encouraged to make the most of the pleasant South African climate by taking at least one class outdoors  

 

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PfP Blog PfP to celebrate momentum and growth at 2018 annual events

The month of October 2018 will see partnering organisations, schools, conscious leaders and other PfP stakeholders gather in Johannesburg and Cape Town to celebrate the steady growth and remarkable impact of the PfP programme.

Held annually, these events celebrate and showcase powerful and transformational stories of leadership growth through presentations by principals and partners who have journeyed together as Partners for Possibility.

The Johannesburg leg of the celebration will feature a keynote address by Co-founder of the Sifiso Learning Group and Chairman of the National Education Collaboration Trust, Sizwe Nxasana. Dr John Volmink, Chairman of the Umalusi Council, will be the keynote speaker at the Cape Town event.

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PfP Blog Executives are invited to go back to school (and the principal’s office) for a day in October

The inaugural Execs Back to School event in Johannesburg is almost upon us.

 Courageous, conscious leaders who care about education in South Africa are urged to sign up for this one-of-a-kind, immersive leadership development experience.

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PfP Blog PfP represented at WISE@NY Forum

In July, the ground-breaking PfP programme was named as one of six winners of the coveted global World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Awards. On 22 September, the WISE@NY forum, which took place at the Altman Building in New York, saw the presentation of the 2018 WISE Awards, recognising all six winning projects from five different countries.

Receiving the award on behalf of PfP, Dr Louise Van Rhyn made the compelling ‘case’ for PfP in a rousing seven-minute talk.  

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PfP Blog PfP trailblazers: Making a mark in their respective fields

In this month’s edition, we feature four exceptional learners from PfP schools that are part of the North Coast 1 Leadership Circle being supported by LPF Terry Dearling. Their noteworthy achievements were originally featured in the North Coast Courier, as part of Spar’s Junior Superstars segment. We also highlight the inspiring accomplishment of a member of the PfP staff team.

 

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PfP Blog Partnering for future possibilities: Mediclinic supports career development in Cloetesville

During August, Mediclinic Southern Africa hosted a two-day career exhibition at Cloetesville High School in Stellenbosch to showcase the broad range of careers within Mediclinic that are open to students.

‘People assume that Mediclinic only employs nurses or doctors, and that there are limited career opportunities available within our organisation,’ says Greg van Wyk, Chief Human Resources Officer for Mediclinic Southern Africa.

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PfP Blog PfP to celebrate momentum and growth at 2018 annual celebrations

The month of October 2018 will see partnering organisations, schools, conscious leaders and other interested parties gather in Johannesburg and Cape Town to celebrate the steady growth and reflect upon the remarkable impact of the PfP programme.

Held annually, these events celebrate and showcase powerful and transformational stories of leadership growth through presentations by principals and partners who have  journeyed together as Partners for Possibility.

The Johannesburg leg of the celebration will feature a keynote address by Co-founder of the Sifiso Learning Group and Chairman of the National Education Collaboration Trust, Sizwe Nxasana. Dr John Volmink, Chairman of the Umalusi Council, will be the keynote speaker at the Cape Town leg.

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PfP Blog Thought leaders debate the significance of ethics in schools

On 7 August 2018 The Ethics Institute of South Africa (TEI), in conjunction with PfP, hosted a workshop to discuss ethical issues arising in South African schools

As an independent public benefit institute producing original thought leadership, TEI holds the conviction that the years spent at school are among the most crucial for our moral development and that a strong ethical culture is a critical part of the formula at work in well-performing schools.

This formed the basis of the one-day workshop, which sought to explore the notion of ‘schools as moral communities’ and how to make this a reality in South Africa. The in-depth discourse covered themes including: generating leadership commitment to running schools as moral communities, building consensus within school communities around ethical standards, and ensuring that all school stakeholders are both ‘ethically aware’ and motivated to be responsible members of the school as a moral community.

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