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Partners for Possibility



PfP Blog We are stronger together

This is the second year that Symphonia for South Africa has been awarded the opportunity to manage Global Outdoor Classroom Day in South Africa. The day offers schools with children from 2 to 18 the opportunity to sign-up and commit to having their lessons outdoors on two dates each year. One in May and the other in November.

We would like to thank the Principals, educators and parents of the 87 500 children who participated on the 7th November. The photographs and videos shared from around the country portrayed children having fun, laughing, learning and connecting.

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PfP Blog Ashton staff share teaching resources with North Coast teachers

The collaboration between Ashton and PfP schools on the North Coast is an impressive example of how we can encourage a culture of sharing by creating inexpensive, accessible teaching resources

Head of Ashlings Early Learning Centre at Ashton International College Ballito, Ms Flick Holmes, and her staff have hosted four days of training and enrichment for over 20 Partners for Possibility (PfP) Schools part of Durban’s three North Coast Leadership Circles.

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PfP Blog Trailblazing PfP Leaders

In June 2019, the 46-member squad of drum majorettes from St Michael’s Primary School in Grabouw, Western Cape joined thousands of ‘drummies’ and cheerleaders from all corners of South Africa to participate in the South African Majorette and Cheerleading Association’s annual national competition.

St Michael’s principal, Rehard Smith, together with all the school’s teachers, travelled with the excited group of girls to the Eastern Cape where the week-long competition took place.

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PfP Blog 2019 annual celebrations to mark significant PfP growth

Partnering organisations, funders, schools, business leaders and other interested parties will once again gather in Cape Town and Johannesburg this October to celebrate the continually expanding PfP footprint and to reflect upon the tremendous strides made by the PfP team in 2019.

Held annually, these celebratory events showcase stories about the transformational leadership growth experienced by principals and business leaders who have journeyed together for a year and beyond as partners for possibility.

This year, the Johannesburg leg of the celebration will feature a keynote address by Nolitha Fakude, the executive director of energy company Sasol. Crispin Sonn, executive director of the Gamiro Investment Group, will be the keynote speaker at the Cape Town event.

In April 2019, PfP reached a major milestone in the organisation’s nine-year existence with the launch of its 1000th partnership. Since its inception, the PfP programme has grown steadily, and its reach now extends to cities, towns, and in some cases remote areas, across all nine of South Africa’s provinces.

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PfP Blog Not all ‘classrooms’ have four walls

Children who have the freedom to play today — making friends, getting lost in the moment, having fun — are better prepared for whatever tomorrow throws at them.

School teachers across South Africa are urged to hold at least one lesson out of doors on 7 November 2019 as part of the increasingly popular Outdoor Classroom Day campaign.

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PfP Blog A brand new video to reflect PfP’s purpose

The internationally recognised, award-winning Partners for Possibility programme officially released its brand-new video in May 2019.

Have you seen it yet?

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30 November -1, 00:00
 

PfP Blog Business forging closer ties with education

If we are to rescue South Africa’s’ ailing education system, we cannot underestimate the role of business. It is now, more than ever, necessary for the spheres of business and education to work together as a formidable force for change

Frank, but generative discourse about the role of business in education characterised Symphonia for South Africa’s 2019 Business in Education events that took place in Johannesburg and Cape Town in June.

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PfP Blog Executives schooled in SA’s education challenges

The 2019 Execs Back To School day proved to be a valuable opportunity for courageous, conscious business executives to experience and sense the daily realities faced by their counterparts in the South African education system

CEOs and top executives from some of South Africa’s most prominent companies including Sasol, Nedbank, Standard Bank, MTN, Consol Glass, Sphere Holdings and Edcon swapped the boardroom for the classroom when they participated in the country’s one-of-a-kind Execs Back To School initiative hosted in Cape Town and Johannesburg on 1 and 7 August 2019 respectively.

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PfP Blog Transformative growth and momentum marked at 1,000 partnerships celebration

The establishment of 1,000 empowering partnerships for possibility between school principals and business leaders across South Africa was celebrated in Johannesburg this May.

Dr Mzukisi Qobo, Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at Wits Business School,was the keynote speaker at PfP’s 1,000 partnerships celebration held at Rembrandt Primary School on 29 May 2019. The event saw PfP participants and team members, along with representatives from partner organisationsand other education stakeholders, gather to celebrate an important milestone in the life of the PfP programme.

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PfP Blog May Outdoor Classroom Day 2019

Thursday the 23rd of May was a beautiful crisp, blue sky, Autumn day in South Africa. More than 300 schools and 54 000 children had signed up to take part in the Global Outdoor Classroom Day. Collectively around the world more than 1, 7 million children were doing the same.

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to inspire and celebrate outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outside and prioritise playtime. As well as having fun, they will show how important and easy it is to give children more time outdoors.

The campaign is about more than just one day; it is a catalyst to inspire more time outdoors every day, both at school and at home. To achieve this, the campaign has three aims:

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