Partners for Possibility needs you in 2019

Partners for Possibility (PfP), through its leadership development and principal support programme, continues to positively transform under-resourced schools in South Africa – school by school.

In the eighth year, and with an audacious target of impacting 2,000 under-resourced schools by 2030 in mind, the programme succeeded in reaching 900 schools.

This signifies that there is increasing awareness among individuals and businesses of the urgent task at hand – to sustainably solve the country’s deepening education crisis. The programme’s footprint this year alone also points to a shift in the thinking of ordinary citizens: towards the realisation that the active citizenry of South Africa possesses the power to turn the tide.

This is why PfP calls on all courageous, conscious citizens who care about education to support this vital cause in the forthcoming year. Let it be the shared responsibility of all the adults in South Africa to contribute to the critically important goal of solving our education crisis.

PfP creates an opportunity for business leaders with knowledge and skills to help strengthen leadership capacity in under-resourced schools. Business leaders and their school principal partners receive world class leadership training and are supported by a professional coach over the course of a year.

 “In stark contrast to well-funded schools, principals at these schools often have to function without any training or the required support from parents and a well-resourced school governing body. This ultimately impacts the quality of education the school’s learners receive,” says Louise van Rhyn, founder of PfP.

For Wynand du Plessis, a chartered accountant and PfP participant who completed the programme with principal Patricia Sontlaba of Fort Grey Primary in East London, says the value that the PfP process has added to his personal development has greatly exceeded his expectations.

“The area in which I have grown the most is influential leadership, leading without having direct authority. The workshops and prescribed books have opened my mind for new possibilities and stimulated an appetite for learning.”

The PfP programme has grown in stature and reputation since its inception in 2010, and has been endorsed by prominent South African thought leaders including former Public Protector,

Thuli Madonsela, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. The home-grown innovation was also recently announced as one of six winners of the prestigious World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Award for its innovative solution to a pressing educational challenge.

Business leaders who are interested in the programme can make contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, if you know someone who may be interested, please share our contact details with them.

Visit www.PfP4SA.orgfor more information.

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