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.

World Teachers’ Day 2020: Celebrating the teaching profession and amplifying the voices of teachers, who are central to the efforts in achieving global education targets

Leadership and education non-profit, Symphonia for South Africa (SSA) joined millions of teachers around the world in celebrating the UNESCO-declared World Teachers’ Day on 5 October, under the theme Leading in crisis, reimagining the future. SSA took the opportunity to draw attention to the pivotal role teachers play in providing quality education and reflected on what […]

Outdoor Classroom Day 2020: encouraging outdoor play to improve children’s learning and health

The global Outdoor Classroom Day movement brought together teachers, parents and children in a celebration of outdoor learning and play on 5 November 2020. In response to the Coronavirus crisis, the movement looked a bit different.Not just about a single day, this campaign aims to get as many children as possible playing and learning outside every day. Outdoor learning improves children’s health, engages them in learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Play not only teaches critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork and creativity but is central to children’s enjoyment of childhood.

Tribute and good bye to Bizie Magwaza

To my dear friend, my rock, the person who has been constant in my life for the last 4 years, who I could always count on. When I met Bizi Magwaza in 2016, she was principal of Mshwati Memorial – a remote rural school in upper Tongaat. She had a dream-it was simple. To up-lift the lives of those around her…in any way possible.