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.

PfP recognised by global platform for its far-reaching impact

The Million Lives Club (MLC), a global initiative that celebrates innovators and social entrepreneurs who are making a significant impact in addressing global development challenges, has recognised Partners for Possibility (PfP) the flagship programme of Symphonia for South Africa (SSA) as an official member of its Vanguard cohort. Vanguard members have successfully scaled their solutions […]

Outdoor Classroom Day 2020: encouraging outdoor play to improve children’s learning and health

The global Outdoor Classroom Day movement brought together teachers, parents and children in a celebration of outdoor learning and play on 5 November 2020. In response to the Coronavirus crisis, the movement looked a bit different.Not just about a single day, this campaign aims to get as many children as possible playing and learning outside every day. Outdoor learning improves children’s health, engages them in learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Play not only teaches critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork and creativity but is central to children’s enjoyment of childhood.

Tribute and good bye to Bizie Magwaza

To my dear friend, my rock, the person who has been constant in my life for the last 4 years, who I could always count on. When I met Bizi Magwaza in 2016, she was principal of Mshwati Memorial – a remote rural school in upper Tongaat. She had a dream-it was simple. To up-lift the lives of those around her…in any way possible.