|19 Jul 2019
The Bishops Parents Association invites all Bishops parents, staff and ODs to attend a presentation by Dr Louise van Rhyn about "Partners for Possibility", an award-winning nation building, leadership development and principal support process.
Partners for Possibility (PfP) is the flagship programme of Symphonia for South Africa (SSA), a national NPO & PBO, based in Bellville, Cape Town, with a bold and audacious vision: Quality education for all children in South Africa by 2025.
How PfP works: Business leaders and school principals from under-resourced schools are partnered in a co-learning and co-action partnership where they learn from each other and work together to strengthen leadership capacity at the school. To date, more than 1 000 partnerships have been established with significant impact at schools across South Africa.
We know that our education system is in crisis and that 78% of 10-year olds are unable to read with comprehension. This poses a significant risk to South Africa’s future.
Advocate Thuli Madonsela (Professor in the faculty of law Chair of social justice in the faculty of Law – University of Stellenbosch): “Sometimes we focus on moaning, but there’s far more nobility in taking the initiative and doing something about education. There is a very clear link between educational inequality and societal inequality and the efforts of PfP are really about lighting a candle and improving people’s lives. Business must be commended for its involvement in PfP and I encourage many others to become involved in the future.”
Please join us for a conversation about how you can get involved and make a meaningful contribution to improving education outcomes in under-resourced schools. Several Bishops parents are already involved in PfP and will be sharing their experiences with you.
DATE: Tuesday 30 July
VENUE: Woodlands Pavilion
RSVP: [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you!
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