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Business leaders urged to play their part in improving education in SA

The PfP programme partners principals of under-resourced schools with experienced business leaders in a 12-month journey of leadership growth in which much of the learning takes place as the partners tackle challenges together in schools. The business leaders benefit from a hands-on experience that is designed to hone their leadership skills too – in a set-up vastly different from their working environments:  a school that is burdened by multiple persistent challenges; some systemic, others unique.

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Scholarship opportunity for high school learners

 PfP urges secondary school principals in its network to encourage qualifying learners to take advantage of this unmissable opportunity. The Federated Employers’ Mutual (FEM) Education Foundation* has partnered with the Make A Difference (MAD) Leadership Foundation** to make available education and leadership opportunities to talented learners in South Africa. Due to PfP’s association with both these organisations, high school learners within the PfP network now have the option of early access to the MAD scholarship opportunity.

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Tribute to Molly Blackburn

My mother Molly Blackburn was best known for her work in the Eastern Cape standing up against the apartheid regime. As someone who took the side of the the under dog, and was appalled by the gross in-equalities in our country. She listened to the youth who had been shot or detained by security police. She was a mother to many who were detained. I have memories of her telling me how she had had a call from a mother desperate to find her child. Molly said to me ‘Well I just I popped in un-announced to one of the PE jails, walking around calling the missing child’s name.’ She told me how she heard the response…MOLLY MOLLY…I’M HERE.

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