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PfP Blog Collaboration and active citizenship drive food reliefs efforts

South Africa’s lockdown has underscored the country’s widespread food insecurity. When schools closed, nine million children normally fed through the government-funded National School Nutrition Programme were left hungry

Moved by the gravity of the situation, Symphonia for South Africa, under the direction of its CEO Louise van Rhyn, initiated the Food for Hungry Children project

Leading food relief efforts

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PfP Blog Trailblazers: class of 2019 achieve record exam success

The national matric pass rate rose to 81,3% - the highest recorded pass rate since the dawn of democracy in South Africa.

According to education analysts, this improvement suggests that inequalities in education may be reducing, but systemic challenges in the education system still inhibit quality schooling.


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PfP Blog PfP programme becomes a catalyst for change in Soweto school

A meaningful collaboration to develop skills has restored dignity for mothers in Dobsonville.


Catalyst change in Soweto school

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PfP Blog Partners for Possibility partner school gains financial literacy skills with XHUMA

Partners for Possibility teamed up with XHUMA to bring financial literacy programme, the SIMagination Challenge, to pupils at Beacon Hill Secondary in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.


Partners for possibility

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PfP Blog Execs Back to School 2020: Save the date!

Symphonia for South Africa is excited to announce the official dates for its third annual Execs Back to School days in Johannesburg, Cape Town and, for the first time, in Stellenbosch.



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PfP Blog World Read Aloud Day: Active citizens encourage a love of reading

If we are to reduce the existing inequalities in education, we must capitalise on innovative ways to encourage all our children to read.

World Read Aloud Day, a rapidly expanding global literacy movement, was one such opportunity which saw children across South Africa, along with their global counterparts, participate in various reading activities on 05 February 2020.


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PfP Blog Another decade, possibilities abound!

With this first quarterly newsletter of 2020, the Partners for Possibility team extend a warm welcome back to all of our community members.

Our bold and audacious vision is quality education for all children in South Africa. This year we plan to launch 288 partnerships - the most we have attempted to launch in a single year. This will put us firmly on track to realising our goal of impacting 2,000 schools by 2022 (10% of the estimated 20,000 under-resourced schools in South Africa).

We envisage that 2020 will be our most challenging, but immensely rewarding year yet – and we want you to be a part of it! We believe that our community of passionate people, and the relationships, connections and collaborations we are able to forge will form the bedrock of our success this year. PfP truly values every contribution of active citizenship, whether in the form of funds, expertise or the provision of time. We ask you, and anyone in your network, to please connect with us so that together we can make 2020 a year alive with even greater possibility.

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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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