Launch of new fundraising campaign

Award-winning education and leadership non-profit, Symphonia for South Africa (SSA) has launched the first leg of its nationwide #TheFutureWeWant campaign. SSA, which runs the Partners for Possibility (PfP) programme, aims to ramp up much-needed support for principals from under-resourced schools in South Africa.

Komala Pillay, Programme Director for PfP, said: ‘’The recent release of the 2020 matric results has put the state of education in South Africa under the microscope once again. It has confirmed what we already know: pervasive, entrenched inequality still exists in our education system and is only being exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

While it is important to acknowledge the strides we have made in education, as a society we must reflect deeply on what needs to be done to ensure that quality education is enjoyed by all our children. It is against this backdrop that we have launched our #TheFutureWeWant campaign.

Our aim with this campaign is to create a vision of what is possible in South Africa if we all come together. Research tells us that one of the main characteristics of successful schools is a capacitated and energised school principal. What if we galvanise South Africans from all walks of life to join this campaign in its mission to support principals in leading effectively?’’ said Pillay

School principals impact every single learner and teacher and this makes the development of this group of leaders both sustainable and cost-effective, with far-reaching impact. To date, over 1,400 school principals have been empowered through the PfP programme.

‘’Our goal is to reach 2,000 schools by the end of 2022, but this will not be possible without your support. We are calling on all South Africans to make a small monthly donation and enable more principals and schools to benefit from this powerful intervention,’’ said Pillay.

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