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Partners for Possibility is a Leadership Development and Principal support process

Partners for Possibility

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Partners for Possibility (PfP) is a leadership development initiative designed to equip school principals to lead change towards quality education for all in South Africa. In a 12-month certificated programme and partnership with business partners, principals acquire the skills and support needed to sustainably improve the lives of SA’s students and their communities
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“I am inspired daily by people who have little but do much and who don’t measure their contribution by how much they earn, but rather by what difference they make in the lives of others people.”

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2010
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Updated on March 25th, 2021
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The Challenge in South Africa

The international PIRLS Study (2017) and other studies confirm that SA has one of the world’s worst education systems with declining teaching quality and growing student disengagement and parent abdication. After 4 years of education, 78% of SA children cannot read for meaning. Early reading deficits cause most children to fall further behind over time and help explain why almost half of all students in SA drop out of school and receive no school qualification.

These very poor outcomes are symptoms of a highly dysfunctional education system that operates within a context of disintegrated communities. Instead of pointing fingers at our “failing” schools or the 10 million children attending them, we believe in entrusting school principals with the task of improving the functionality of their schools. However, principals need to be properly equipped for this complex task .

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Achievements & Awards

February 2020
2020 Geneva rankings of the world’s Top500 NGOs
December 2019
Old Mutual Partnership Award
October 2019
Million Lives Club
May 2019
100 views
August 2018
Chairman’s Guardian of Governance Award created by the Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa (IIA SA)
August 2018
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
July 2018
WISE* Awards
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