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Partners for Possibility


PfP Schools
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Zonnebloem Nest High School Zonnebloem Nest High School Sustainability Day 2014

 
Article by Heike Moore on behalf of Swiss Re Life.
 
Filled with enthusiasm and excitement, most of the Cape Town staff came to work on Monday 8 December, wearing their new t-shirts and eager to get started at either Zonnebloem Primary or Zonnebloem High School, depending which project they had signed up for. We are mindful of the ones that weren't able to join us due to deadlines & work commitments and look forward to hearing about their involvement with Chilanga Riding School for the Disabled at the end of January!
 
 
At the high school the mission was to transform the ever drag staff room to a nice and cosy safe-place for the teachers. Well, before we started on the project, Judith asked me which project to join and I convinced her to join mine as we were going to be interior decorators and the physical work was expected to be "light". Well, little did we know that it was going to turn out completely the opposite! Painting in the blazing heat was often in our minds seen as perhaps the "better option".... When we got to the staff room, the floor hadn't been sorted as we had expected so we all just had to get stuck in. We first tried it the "good old manual" way but after an hour of scrubbing and being high on the stripper fumes, we got clever and hired a machine! It was still heavy work which took most of the day to transform the floor from what you see here to the end result. We painted shelves, the fridge, desks, entrance hall and the door and only at around 15h30 were we ready to start moving in all the newly bought goodies for the staff room. This was the exciting bit which Judith had signed up for..... the looks she gave me from time to time, when we were on our hands and knees scrubbing, were priceless!! She's never going to believe a word I say again.....Well as you can see for yourself, the end result is WOW, no - it's WOW!!!
 
Some feedback received from Shirley (Community Cohesion Counsellor) who was at school on Tuesday
morning to witness the teachers' expressions:
"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you and every one of your amazing colleagues that threw their heart and soul into this project. Your commitment to it has been incredible and we are very grateful. I got to school this morning and was literally accosted in the passage with teachers
saying over and over, they really did not know how to thank us. One teacher (new) said when he had first arrived people were walking around with slumped shoulders and overnight they had straightened. I think we can take this comment both literally and figuratively, and view it as a positive start to a promising 2015. 
 
Many thanks once again,
Shirley"
 
Thank you all for your participation!!! We have contributed far more than what's apparent to the eye right now -
the impact is huge!!
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Sophakama Primary School HotDog Day at Sophakama

 

Very special thanx to everyone that was involved in Friday’s HotDog day at Sophakama

 

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Kannemeyer Primary Kannemeyer Career Day

The Students at Kannemeyer Primary School were recently dealt an amazing treat. On Wednesday the 22nd of October they were given the opportunity to speak to a variety of professionals from different disciplines. This event was made possible by the Partners for Possibility Programme, more specifically Ridwan Samodien's Partner for Possibility Louise Van Rhyn. This event gave the students a chance to enquire into the possibilities they have ahead of them, career-wise. For two hours, the school's courtyard was turned into a intense consultation area. Present were a number Cape Town's profesional's from the following disciplines:

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  • Marketing and Events Planning
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  • Metalurgical Engineering and Project Management
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  • Entrepreneurship
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  • Community Development
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  • Education
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  • Innovation and Change Management
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  • Photography
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Each of the professionals were put on the hotseat as it were. They each got a station were students where given an alloted time to sit with the professionals of their choice and ask as many questions as they would like. Some of the professionals even brought props to help them demonstrate some facets of their professions and they were all very impressed with the curiosity that was shown by the students. The enquiries from the students  included enquiries such as 'What does a typical day in your job look like?', 'What do I have to study to be where you are?', 'Do you ever get bored in your profession?' and by far the most popular question: "How much money do you make?'. The educators at Kannemeyer expressed a lot of gratitude to PfP for hosting this event as it gave the students an opportunity to explore the opportunities open to them a lot more fully than general dialogue, with people civilian to those professions, ever could. 

 

     
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    Ligstraal School for LSEN A first for AmazingBrainz and Ligstraal School

     

     

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    Dryden Street Primary Lessons learnt for East Yorkshire

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    Dryden Street Primary Building a better future at Dryden Street Primary

    Dryden Primary School is grabbing the bull by the horns. The school is trying to raise funds to build a build a multi purpose hall. This hall will be used for school assemblies and to HOST the Dryden Street community events.

    Read full article here.

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    Dryden Street Primary Cape School gets UK cash boost

    Cape school gets UK cash boost

    Dryden Street Primary School received a substantial CASH sum as part of a British Council programme. The programme made it possible for two educators from Penshurst Primary School in East Yorkshire to visit the Cape school and for one of Dryden Primary's teachers to visit Penshurst Primary School.

     

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    Hout Bay High School MySchool sponsors leadership and development programme

    MySchool sponsors leadership and development programme

    MySchool is sponsoring the principal of Hout Bay High School so that he can take part in the Partners for Possibility leadership development programme. This programme has equipped the principal with the skills he required to make significant changes in his school. This article highlights some of the school's latest successes. 

    Read full article here.

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    Ligstraal School for LSEN Veritas Partners with 'Partners for Possibility' - Veritas Wealth

    Head of Veritas Wealth Paarl, Beata Carstens, partnered with Irma Mentoor of Ligstraal School for LSEN as part of the Partners for Possibility programme. This article outlines the process they will go through together with the aim to improve education at Ligstraal School.

    Read full article here

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    Ligstraal School for LSEN Kids riding their way to independence - SA Social Investment Exchange

    Pupils from Ligstraal School were selected to take part in a 12 month Equine Assisted Therapy programme with AMADO. This report outlines the results collected from this programme.

    Read full article here.

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