School @ the Centre of Community

PfP wins the Partnering for Change Award

Symphonia for South Africa and its Partners for Possibility programme were honoured as shared winners of the Partnering for Change Award at the recent Beyond Painting Classroom Conference in Johannesburg.

The Award recognised PfP as a prime example of a volunteer programme that goes beyond the traditional approach to corporate social investment and volunteering and which makes a meaningful and lasting impact on the schools in which it is active. PfP shared the prize with Volkswagen Group South Africa, which was recognised for its employee volunteer programme, called Show of Hands.

Beyond Painting Classrooms is an initiative by CAF Southern Africa and the FirstRand Group to support organisations and initiatives focused on philanthropy, volunteering and corporate social investment. It does this through regular training events, marketing initiatives and its national conference, held on 13 and 14 September, where it handed out the Beyond Painting Classroom Awards.

This year’s awards were themed “Inspiring employee volunteering”, and the organisers emphasised both the PfP and Show of Hands programmes’ holistic approach, which allows volunteers to deeply engage with their school partners.  The two winners were selected from 24 finalists in this category.


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