OUR HISTORY

March 2010

March 2010

Louise and Principal Ridwan Samodien of Kannemeyer Primary School pilot the idea of partnerships between business leaders and school principals.

February 2011

February 2011

The PfP programme’s very first group of partnerships are launched in Cape Town.

February 2012

February 2012

South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) is launched. Vision 2030, the preamble to the NDP, becomes our “North Star”. Key enablers to achieving Vision 2030 include active citizenship, a capable state and leadership. This gives PfP its mandate.

January 2015

January 2015

PfP releases its first book. Partners for Possibility: How business leaders and principals are igniting radical change in South African Schools sets out our theory of change and features powerful stories of impact.

November 2014

November 2014

SSA received the coveted Reconciliation Award from The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) in recognition of the powerful impact of the PfP programme in promoting education and, ultimately, reconciliation in South Africa.

April 2019

April 2019

PfP reaches the key milestone of 1,000 partnerships.  

July 2018

July 2018

The Partners for Possibility programme is is announced as one of six winners of the prestigious World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Awards.

October 2019

October 2019

PfP becomes an official member of the Million Lives Club (MLC), a global initiative that celebrates innovators and social entrepreneurs who are scaling their impact to improve the lives of those living on less than $5 (approximately R74) a day.

March 2020

March 2020

PfP marks 10 years of innovation and sustainable impact. In celebration of this proud moment, we recognise our co-founders, Dr Louise van Rhyn and Principal Ridwan Samodien, who courageously spearheaded this programme that has gone on to impact 1,400+ under-resourced schools, 44,000 teachers, 590,000 families and 1,000,000+ learners. Partners for..Read More