Education and leadership non-profit, Symphonia for South Africa, is calling on conscious, courageous business leaders who care about education in South Africa to join its award-winning leadership development and principal support programme, Partners for Possibility (PfP).
The PfP programme was created to assist school principals that are often ill prepared for the demands and challenges of managing an under-resourced school. To date, the programme has positively impacted over 1200 schools in major metropolitan cities and even remote areas in all nine of South Africa’s provinces.
“In stark contrast to well-funded schools, principals at these schools have to function without any training or the required support from parents and a well-resourced school governing body. This ultimately impacts the quality of education the school’s learners receive,” says Dorcas Dube, Symphonia for South Africa’s Marketing and Communications Manager.
PfP creates an opportunity for business leaders with knowledge and skills to help strengthen leadership capacity in under-resourced school. Business leaders and their school principal partners receive world class leadership training and are supported by a professional coach over the course of a year. Among the multiple local and global validations it has received, PfP was announced as one of six winners of the prestigious World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Award for its innovative solution to a pressing educational challenge.
“By launching groups of new business-education partnerships across Kwa-Zulu Natal, we believe that principals from schools will derive great benefit that will ultimately reach the learners,” says Dube.
The PfP programme has grown in stature and reputation since its inception in 2010, and has been endorsed by prominent South African thought leaders including former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela and Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu.
“We are calling on corporates and individual business leaders to commit to the programme and contribute to sustainable improvements in South Africa’s education system,” concludes Dube.
Virtual Information Session
Facilitators Penny Shozi, Justin Foxton and Mark Fraser-Grant invite you to join a virtual information session via Zoom on Friday, 13 November 2020, 13h00 – 14h00, to learn how you can shift and grow as a leader and in turn change the world. RSVP: [email protected] for the meeting ID.