OUR HISTORY

2010

2010

Louise and Principal Ridwan Samodien of Kannemeyer Primary School pilot the idea of partnerships between business leaders and school principals.

February 2011

February 2011

The PfP programme’s very first group of partnerships are launched in Cape Town.

2012

2012

South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) is launched. Vision 2030, the preamble to the NDP, becomes our “North Star”. Key enablers to achieving Vision 2030 include active citizenship, a capable state and leadership. This gives PfP its mandate.

January 2015

January 2015

PfP releases its first book. Partners for Possibility: How business leaders and principals are igniting radical change in South African Schools sets out our theory of change and features powerful stories of impact.

November 2015

November 2015

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) recognises PfP for its powerful nation-building and social cohesion impact.

April 2019

April 2019

PfP reaches the key milestone of 1,000 partnerships launched, and in doing so, establishes a presence in all nine of South Africa’s provinces. This puts PfP firmly on track to realise its goal of impacting 2,000 schools by 2022.

October 2019

October 2019

PfP is selected as an official member of the Million Lives Club (MLC), a global initiative that celebrates innovators and social entrepreneurs who are scaling their impact to improve the lives of those living on less than $5 (approximately R74) a day.

2020

2020

PfP marks 10 years of innovation and sustainable impact. In celebration of this proud moment, we recognise our co-founders, Dr Louise van Rhyn and Principal Ridwan Samodien, who courageously spearheaded this programme that has gone on to impact 1,000+ under-resourced schools, 30,000+ teachers, 500,000+ families and 1,000,000+ learners. Partners for..Read More