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Pioneering leader among three women conferred prestigious 2020 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship

Tambu Muzenda, Sustainability and Fundraising Lead for education non-profit, Symphonia for South Africa (SSA), has been named by the Australian-based Global Reconciliation initiative as one of three recipients of its 2020 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship.

This recognition is testament to Muzenda’s ground-breaking work in the field of gender reconciliation, which aligns with the fellowship’s purpose.

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Literacy: an imperative we must embrace in 2021

The theme for World Read Aloud Day 2021 explored why reading is so critical in the midst of a pandemic

On 3 February 2021, South African children, along with those in 172 other countries, once again immersed themselves in a world of new words, interesting characters and gripping plots on World Read Aloud Day 2021.

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Schools in the Covid-19 crisis: Leadership is the key

“As a country we are unwittingly setting in motion the wheels of a secondary crisis that will have untold ramifications for many years to come.”

I wrote these words in August of last year in an opinion piece entitled School Principals a Critical Part of Covid-19 Recovery. In the piece, I advocated for school principals and educators to be classified as frontline workers in the battle against Covid-19.

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Launch of new fundraising campaign

Partner for Possibility (PfP), through its new #TheFutureWeWant campaign, aims to create a vision of what is possible in South Africa if we all come together.

If successful, PfPwill realise its goal of impacting 2,000 schools by 2022; 10% of the under-resourced schools in South Africa.

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Business leaders urged to play their part in improving education in SA

The PfP programme partners principals of under-resourced schools with experienced business leaders in a 12-month journey of leadership growth in which much of the learning takes place as the partners tackle challenges together in schools. The business leaders benefit from a hands-on experience that is designed to hone their leadership skills too – in a set-up vastly different from their working environments:  a school that is burdened by multiple persistent challenges; some systemic, others unique.

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