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Invitation - Partners for Possibilities

The Bishops Parents Association invites all Bishops parents, staff and ODs to attend a presentation by Dr Louise van Rhyn about "Partners for Possibility".

19 Jul 2019
School News
Advocate Thuli Madonzela
Advocate Thuli Madonzela

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

TIME:  6-7:30pm

VENUE: Woodlands Pavilion

RSVP: [email protected] 

We look forward to seeing you!


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