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PfP Blog Thought leaders to debate ethics in schools

The Ethics Institute, in conjunction with PfP, will be hosting a workshop to robustly discuss ethical issues arising in South African schools.

The workshop, which will take place on 7 August 2018 at the Oude Molen Academy of Science and Technology in Pinelands, Cape Town, seeks to explore the notion of ‘schools as moral communities’, and the steps required to make this a reality.

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PfP Blog Symphonia embraces new board

The month of April saw Symphonia for South Africa (SSA) usher in a new board of directors - a contingent who collectively possess decades of experience in leadership, community development and business.

Ten change leaders in their own right now oversee the operations of SSA, the registered NPC and social enterprise that delivers the award-winning PfP programme.

 

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PfP Blog Literacy programme aimed at teens and young adults to collaborate with PfP

The FunDza Literacy Trust, which aims to popularise reading, is to offer PfP high schools an unmissable opportunity to improve literacy levels through the promotion of reading for pleasure among its learners.

In a country where the abysmal literacy rates among 10 year olds has been widely publicised, the established NGO has advocated that the benefit of literacy programmes, with a specific focus on English language comprehension skills, should be extended to the teenage and young adult population – an age group in dire need of attention in this respect. The organisation firmly believes that the more young people read, the quicker they acquire mastery of language, and gain the valuable life skills taught through stories.

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PfP Blog Construction sector insurers to contribute to improved education in South Africa

The Federated Employers’ Mutual Education Foundation (FEMEF), an initiative of the Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (RF) (PTY) LTD (FEM), has confirmed its support of the Partners for Possibilities (PfP) programme, by funding the leadership development of 100 principals, from under-resourced schools in impoverished communities.

Established in January 2017, with the goal of supporting impactful, systemically orientated interventions in education, the foundation focuses on interventions of a scalable nature – a trademark feature of the PfP programme.

FEMEF’s support will enable Symphonia for South Africa, through the PfP programme, achieve its goal of reaching over 250 under-resourced schools during the 2018 financial year. Schools to benefit from the funding will participate in circles in the Eastern Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Northern Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The first series of these partnerships will be launched in June 2018.

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PfP Blog PfP programme wins another international award

Partners for Possibility (PfP), the flagship programme of Symphonia for South Africa (SSA), has earned further global recognition for innovation and social impact – this time as winner of the Social Enterprise Mark’s annual Making a Markcompetition.

The announcement was made on 6 June at the UK-based Social Enterprise Mark’s 2018 Conference in York, where PfP was one of five finalists for the Making a Mark competition. The award was accepted by a delighted Dr Louise van Rhyn, PfP Founder and CEO of SSA, who was the opening keynote speaker of the conference where the theme was #SpreadingTheWealth.

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PfP Blog Symphonia board member flies PfP flag

Symphonia board member and mountain bike enthusiast, Dave Morris, together with his teammate, Alastair Rendall, completed the Sani2C three-day multi-stage cycling race from 10 to 13 May as PfP brand ambassadors.

The pair, who spent 19 hours cycling through the gruelling KwaZulu-Natal route, took the opportunity to share the PfP story with those they encountered along the way. Morris believes that a unique cycling shirt is always a conversation starter, before, during and after a race – and this is what gave birth to the idea of a PfP cycling shirt.

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PfP Blog PfP recognised for its positive portrayal of the South African brand

Brand Summit South Africa has recognised PfP as its NGO Influencer Brand for 2018. The summit provides a robust platform for conversations about Brand South Africa and an opportunity to identify and award key South African brands, such as PfP, that positively represent the image of South Africa.

As winner of the NGO Brand Contributor category, the PfP programme was recognised for its contribution to socio-economic development, positive local and global ambassadorship, promotion of nation building by bridging gaps between communities, and its role in positioning South Africa as a leader in innovation. Adjudicators of the awards included Corporate Reputation & Brand Strategist Tshepo Matseba, Dust-A-Side’s Global Corporate Marketing Manager, Lolly Chibi, Woolworths Senior Communication Manager, Mia Azam, and Chartered Marketer, John Binns.

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PfP Blog PfP school celebrates 100 year centenary

Bertrams Junior School, marks its centenary alongside that of former President, the late Nelson Mandela

Bertrams Junior School – whose principal is a participant in the PfP programme – this year celebrates its 100thyear of developing young minds in the Johannesburg suburb of Bertrams.

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PfP Blog PfP attends Africa’s first WISE regional conference

PfP’s Louise van Rhyn and Robyn Whittaker were among the 500 participants who gathered recently in Accra, Ghana to promote regional collaboration, explore practical solutions to empowering African youth, and address developmental challenges. 

After successful regional gatherings in Tunis, Beijing and Madrid, the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) hosted its first regional forum in Accra on 9 May 2018, under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

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PfP Blog PfP attends global 70:20:10 summit

Dr Louise van Rhyn, Founder of PfP and CEO Symphonia for South Africa, recently attended the annual 70:20:10 Summit in Eindhoven, Netherlands, where she interacted with other leaders who are implementing or want to learn more about the increasingly acclaimed 70:20:10 approach to leadership development.

The research-based approach recognises that around 70 percent of adult learning occurs in the context of real work experience and challenges, 20 percent from interactions with others, and 10 percent from formal education or training.

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