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ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Human Rights Day  -  20 March 2019 Human Rights Day in South Africa is marked on 21 March, commemorating when 69 people died &180 people wounded protesting in Sharpeville in 1960.

On this date South Africans are reminded of their rights, and the sacrifices made to entrench those rights. South Africa’s Bill of Rights is found in chapter 2 of the Constitution.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy
Image: Human Rights Day: Remembering Robert Sobukwe's role in the fight for freedom and equality-Izwelethu On 21 March 1960, the founding member of the Pan Africanist Congress, Robert Managaliso Sobukwe, together with the community of Sharpeville township orchestrated a peaceful protest against the Pass laws instituted by the ruling NP. In what would be known as the Sharpeville Massacre, the police opened fire at the crowd killing 69 people and wounding 180.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Education, Sustainability
Image: WOOLWORTHS, SUSTAINABILTY INSTITUTE AND SPIER LAUNCH COMMUNITY LEARNING FARM It will involve the training and development of young farmers to address local youth unemployment and land reform issues.

Woolworths has joined hands with its supplier, Spier wine farm; the Sustainability Institute and its AgroEcology Academy to launch the Living Soils Community Learning Farm, in the Lynedoch valley of the Stellenbosch Winelands.  The partners have agreed to a three-year pilot project that aims to establish a learning farm that demonstrates ecologically-restorative methods to grow nutrient-rich foods to improve community food security.   A critical aspect of the project is that through the AgroEcology Academy   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Prof Jonathan Jansen visits our campus Just last week we had a special visit from transformational education veteran and Stellenbosch University Professor, Jonathan Jansen.

Jansen came to see first-hand how Christel House magically works towards breaking the cycle of poverty. Jansen was expressly moved by the fact that we admit students from Cape Town’s most impoverished communities and give them a tangible opportunity to rise above their circumstances.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Skills Development
Image: You can help kids learn to read Let's teach the world to READ ! Can you help ?

Ripple Reading uses a neuro-cognition approach to develop reading and comprehension skills for Grade 1 – 3 learners.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Edufundi Kicks off 2019! “Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of those around you.

It is hard to believe that we have already come to the end of the first term of 2019! We had a really strong start to the year with our whole team getting together for a Professional Development week in the middle of January at Southern Sun Newlands. The whole week was generously sponsored by Tsogo Sun.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: Why not cycle for Salesian Life Choices? If you are a cyclist in the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour and of the Catholic faith, why not cycle for Salesian Life Choices?

This year, Salesian Life Choices wants to unite Catholics on bicycles and begin a new tradition in town. Salesian Life Choices is a Cape Town based NPO working with youth from the low income communities of the Cape Flats and we are part of the well-known Salesians of Don Bosco movement.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: SA Universities must adapt to changing International Funding Trends International support for South African HEI's has shifted markedly since the country rejoined the international community in 1994, says Ghaleeb Jeppie, Chief Director: International Relations, Dept of Higher Education and Training. He was a guest speaker at the recent Inyathelo Leadership Retreat, which considered how to ensure long-term sustainability for HEIs.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image:  First Africa Play Conference in Pretoria, the LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop Takalani Sesame, LEGO Foundation Launch "Learning Through Play" initiative to reach millions of children and caregivers across South Africa.

Yesterday at the first-ever Africa Play Conference in Pretoria, the LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop (the nonprofit organisation behind Takalani Sesame) announced a major 5-year initiative to promote children’s learning through play by harnessing the power of Takalani Sesame to reach children and caregivers through television, digital media, and targeted community engagement. The new program builds on the LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop’s partnership in South Africa, which has brought opportunities for play-based learning to children and their caregivers since 2015.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Education
Image: Building powerful partnerships to address university and societal challengesBuilding powerful partne How can South African higher education institutions (HEIs) learn from and build on a hugely successful philanthropic capacity-building project, to address other challenges that they ‒ and our society as a whole – face? Can new, powerful partnerships help address pressing needs such as transformation in HEIs and corporates?   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Enterprise
Image: World Wheelchair Day With uberASSIST With World Wheelchair Day being today, it provides another opportunity to introduce an experience many take for granted, requesting an Uber.

 It has always been Uber’s goal to provide users with a safe, affordable and reliable way to travel within their own city, and with a continued commitment to this goal.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Funding
Image: Comparing SA corporate giving with global trends South African companies invested R9.7 billion in corporate social investment (CSI) in 2018. But how do local companies shape up compared to the rest of the world when it comes to corporate giving? Leading local CSI and sustainability consultancy Trialogue has matched up its SA research findings with those reported by its global partner, CECP: The CEO Force for Good.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Faith-based
Image: A successful Vision Night 2019 Vision night 2019 was a huge success, with over 400 people through the Message Trust over the past 5 ye

 From our early beginnings in Drakenstein prison all the way to reaching over 30 000 young people throughout the Western Cape in 2018, the photos and video below will give you a glimpse of Vision night 2019. Over 400 people hearing and seeing all that God has been doing through the Message Trust over the past 5 years.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Funding
Image: Help our 25 year old organisation enthuse young South Africans for another 25 years It's our birthday! This year we are 25 years old and we are launching a drive to secure our next 25 years.

Educo Africa has been successfully providing important and effective interventions to young and at risk South Africans for the last twenty five years. We rely on the generosity and support of individuals and organisations to enable us to deliver our critical work programmes. We are asking for financial support from organisations, networks that could assist on funding Educo Africa.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Arts & Culture
Image: Distell National Playwright Finalists Announced The National Arts Festival has revealed the five finalists of the Distell National Playwright Competition

These finalists will now embark on the next phase of the competition; a mentoring programme, during which they will receive advice and support towards preparing the final version of their scripts.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise
Image: Immediate rental space available We are offering immediate rental space to a professional

We are offering immediate rental space to a professional in one of the following fields: psychology, counselling, psychiatry, medical general practitioner, speech therapy or dietician’s. You would be joining a multi-disciplinary family centre with counselling/clinical and educational psychologists, child, adolescent and family counsellors as well as an occupational and speech therapist.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Funding
Image: One Small Spoon Christmas campaign raised R2 million to combat hunger Christmas is a distant memory already, but thanks to Woolies and their customers, meals will be given to those who need it most throughout 2019.

The Woolworths One Small Spoon Christmas campaign united customers to help raise R2 million to help FoodForward SA unlock 2.5 million additional meals this year.  The non-profit organisation connects a world of excess to a world of need by recovering edible surplus food and redistributing it to a national network of charities that together feed hundreds of thousands of hungry South Africans every day.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: MYSCHOOL MYVILLAGE MYPLANET and GROW partner for quality Early Childhood Education GROW with Educare’s unique model takes a multi-faceted approach to solving the ECD crisis in South Africa in a sustainable and scalable way.

The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme has launched a new partnership with the GROW with Educare Centres project to establish 21 high quality early childhood development centres (ECD) in under-resourced communities of Cape Town and Gauteng over the next two years.  With funding of almost R5 million, this is one of MySchool’s biggest commitments to a single project to date.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Funding, Sustainability
Image: CSI that leaves a lasting legacy Corporate donors are beginning to shift their focus, from funding a wide range of projects for extended periods, to carefully selecting fewer projects that are closely aligned with their core business and are contributing to systemic social change. According to CSI and sustainability consultancy Trialogue’s 2018 corporate social investment (CSI) research, most companies (39%) had one or two flagship projects.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Sport
Image: Grassroot Soccer Training Fellow Selected as a Laureus YES Change Agent Thabile Nene, Grassroot Soccer Training Fellow – Partnerships, was selected as a Laureus Youth Empowerment through Sport (YES) Change Agent.

She had the opportunity to be a facilitator at their YES training camp held February 8–13 in Cape Town, South Africa. The YES training camp is the official internal mentorship program for the South African foundation. Thabile shares her reflections below.   Read More...



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