Our Culture

Ethos

Our ethos is driven by i). our vision of an equal and integrated South Africa, which we believe begins with its citizens – children, their educators, parents..

Vision & Values

We have a high definition of quality which utilizes a child-centred, inquiry-based and Reggio inspired approach to learning, where children are...

Habits

Our image of a child is of a uniquely capable, creative and curious individual, with multi intelligences.  To fulfil their holistic potential – cognitively...

Principal Learning Journey

The Life Skills Curriculum

Developing Foundational Litera

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Protected: Welcome

There is no excerpt because th

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The wonder within the curriculum

I wonder what you think of whe

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2D or not 2D?

I may have a whole host of cer

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In search of life-giving spaces

When you picture a life-giving

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How to ‘Make Learning Visible’

Documentation Documentation is

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An inquiry into identity, through sound

The context For one week of th

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Its Now or Never

I caught myself saying ‘Neve

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Fast Fashion

Maybe its just my perception,

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Re-positioning the Curriculum

In feeding-back findings from

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Facing up to a totally switched on Jesus

Midway through our worldwide r

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Shaping an Inter-cultural revolution through education

Vision An equal and integrated

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Will all this competition be the death of ‘us’?

I woke up, glanced at the prev

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Parenting and Education

January is upon us, and within

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Freedom to ‘fail’

When you hear the word failure

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The highlights of co-leading

As I reflect on my time in Sou

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“Philip” on his ‘Sweet Spot’

Rachel has written previously

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Deep listening is miraculous

As part of our ongoing work wi

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Why are we waiting?

After a thorough tour of the m

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Practicing the Art of Hospitality

During our ten week long resea

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Serious about Shabbat

In Jerusalem, we were able to

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From the shallows into the deep

During our research-based sabb

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Ffff – a breath of fresh air

As part of our research-based

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Just Friends

Soul Action meets, mentors,&nb

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Just Projects

From a handful of initial rela

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blank

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Just Education

We ‘…believe that the

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Strategic Planning

Rachel Bowyer reflects on bene

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‘Glocal’ Education Champions

Establishing the kind of schoo

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Learning from School Visits

Recently, whilst in Johannesbu

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Deeper Connections

It is 2 years since we decided

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Education is a lifelong process

Education is not just the acqu

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Reggio Emilia Conference

The ‘great forest installati

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Leadership Training – Rwanda

You may recall that between 20

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Policy Development

The last few weeks have been

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Blogs, a treasure chest of information

Where do we find information t

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Leverage Leadership

If you’re a regular reader o

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Leading and Listening

Throughout May we facilitated

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Soaking in Prayer

My in-laws have a list blu-tac

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Rhyme and alliteration

The vision of Soul Action’s

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The Physical space

We have started to think about

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Protests, Prayer and Progress

It feels like April has been 

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Wrestling with balance

Balance is the word that comes

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Philanthropy in South Africa

Dominant narratives of philant

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Philosophy of Education

We believe that every child sh

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Leaders Gathering February 2017

In February we held our first

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Thank you

Phil & I would like to tha

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Dialogue and The Hub

We’ve just had a fantas

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Developing phonological awareness

‘ECD has been recognised as

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New Year, New Giants

In the final few months of 201

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Teaching children reading strategies

Knowing their letter sounds do

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Creativity with Colour

When you buy a product, what d

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Celebrating success

Towards the end of 2016 certif

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Feasibility Study

Introduction Soul Action dream

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Bringing Change

I have had the privilege of wo

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November 2016 News

Monthly magazine with articles

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Hope Market 2016 Cancelled

                   

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Bringing Change

I have had the privilege of wo

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Keeping Children Safe

A research study called Optimu

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Let it go!

Two Christmas’ ago we had th

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October 2016 News

Monthly magazine with articles

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Kingdom of God Choices II

Last month I (Phil) shared how

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Bringing change

Last week we facilitated a fur

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Developing skills in context

How much more do you enjoy lea

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Collaboration

On Wednesday we facilitated a

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Evaluation

As part of our leaders gatheri

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September 2016 News

Monthly magazine with articles

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Kingdom Choices

As we met leaders one to one d

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Business Gathering

NPC versus Co-operative; locat

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Annual Report 2015/16

Download Soul Action South Afr

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Multi-cultural school: key values

Soul Action has a dream, a dre

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August 2016 News

Monthly magazine with articles

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Feelings matter

Wanting to make improvements t

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Practicing reading

Practice is essential in conso

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Enjoying teaching

The reading volunteers we are

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Co-operative

What does the word Co-operativ

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July 2016 News

Monthly magazine with articles

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Ready, Steady, Go

We’re about to invite some o

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A Co-operative shop

Over the past few months we ha

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Change

During June we gathered the ke

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June 2016 News

Monthly magazine with articles

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Transferring skills

This year myself and a colleag

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Reading skills

Reading is a skill that needs

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Listening

We often think of listening as

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On mission and ministry …

“What is the difference betw

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Parenting

When you hear the word ‘pare

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Shop

Over the past few years Soul A

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Rummaging for God

Soul Action has begun meeting

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April 2016 News

Monthly magazine with articles

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Assessment to monitor progress

This week I have had some real

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March 2016 News

Monthly magazine with articles

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Fresh Expressions of Church

I (Phil) have just returned fr

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Why is sustainability important?

I believe one of the long-term

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Practising Discernment

Thirty four local leaders have

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Leadership

Challenged about the degrees o

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The Potential of 1-2-1 Relationships

NPO Leaders Towards the end of

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February 2016 News

Monthly magazine with articles

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Assessment – November 2015

Alongside evaluating the phoni

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December 2015 – January 2016 News

Monthly magazine with articles

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Hope Market 2015

It was the perfect weather for

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Hope Christmas Market

This years’ Christmas Ho

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Child Assessments – A window on progress

In 2015 we decided to introduc

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Reflecting on success

How do we measure success when

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November 2015 News

Monthly magazine with articles

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Today was one of those days

Last week I attended a Christi

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Early Childhood Development Gathering

A question we have been asking

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5 excuses

Five common excuses against an

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The Bible and Wages

Scripture In the New Testament

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Towards a living wage

A living wage is, “A wage ra

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National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage, set

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The Poverty Line

Research in 2015, by Universit

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Living Wage

The National Minimum Wage, set

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Calculating a Living Wage

There are various ways to calc

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Three Good Reasons

1. A Living Wage is Good for b

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Five low excuses

1. “We’re providing employ

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Five low excuses

1. “We’re providing employ

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Celebration [Part 2]

In my last blog I communicated

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Celebration [Part 1]

Recently at a meeting I was re

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ECD Program 2015 – The Impact of Monitoring

A key part of the ECD program

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October 2015 News

Monthly magazine with articles

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Teaching skills and children’s progress

Even though we aren’t workin

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Creativity and Innovation

During Soul Action’s AGM and

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September 2015 News

Monthly magazine with articles

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Re-sending the 72*

In his last blog Phil shared h

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Do you like to be rewarded?

Research on how to manage chil

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Cooperative Shop

Building relationships takes t

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August 2015 News

Monthly magazine with articles

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Annual General Meeting 2015

  Access the full 2015 Ann

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Annual Report 2014/15

Download Soul Action South Afr

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Peer Mentoring

As well as the normal content

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Following your instinct

This week I (Rachel) facilitat

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Our Prayer

“Prayer is not so much a

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July 2015 News

Monthly magazine with articles

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Financial Literacy

In March Soul Action met Romie

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Equip training – planning & preparation

This year we’re gathering 40

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June’s News 2015

Monthly magazine with articles

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

In May I shared how positive i

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So much knowledge and experience

It is a great privilege to wor

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Time for God Volunteers

Some of you may recall that on

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Enterprise Development Focus Group

The Enterprise Development Foc

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May’s News 2015

Monthly magazine with articles

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Developing Teaching Skills

When the phonics program was e

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Soul Survivor Durban 2015

From April 1st to April 10th S

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Overwhelming Emptiness

Travelling through the city th

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Developing Reflection Skills

At the start of the second ter

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April’s News 2015

Monthly magazine with articles

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Enterprise Development Focus Group

There are a number of organisa

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A New Initiative

Towards the end of last year I

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March’s News 2015

Monthly magazine with articles

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Developing Teaching Skills

We met with the group of Grade

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BEST Business Training

We started the year by hosting

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A Thinking Environment

About 18 months ago Rachel and

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A new group of teachers

Well, on February 2nd we facil

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‘NPO Know How’ Series

This year Soul Action’s Cent

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Business training

Soul Action have been given th

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Hope Christmas Market 2014

What a wonderful morning of sh

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The Chicken Who Didn’t Know He Didn’t Have a Head

In October we gathered 60 Chur

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Shared Reading

During October we facilitated

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Celebrating the 2014 Program

Since the beginning of this ye

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APPRECIATE INQUIRY

At the beginning of this year

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Counter Connections

The Situation With one of Afri

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Hope May Market

Beads, bags and biryani ……

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Elements of a phonic lesson

We facilitated a further works

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SOUL SURVIVOR DURBAN 2015!

During an awareness and fundra

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FROM SPACE TO INTEGRAL MISSION & BEYOND

Monday 24th March 2014 FROM SP

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IMPRESSIONS OF INTEGRAL MISSION

By Carol Lyle Sipping coffee b

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“ILLEGITIMATE PROBLEM” OR “GOD’S GIFT?”

That’s the question (above)

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Project Management

Soul Action is offering a refr

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Next steps for the education program [2014]

“Having a good quality educa

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Hope Market Reflection

In a previous post we spoke ab

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Theology of Rest

For some time now Soul Action

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LITERACY PROGRESS IN 2013

As we approached the end of th

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HAVE YOURSELF A JUST AND PEACE FILLED CHRISTMAS

African’s love their dancing

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OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS MARKET

For a few years now Soul Actio

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NPO KNOW HOW 4: MONITORING AND EVALUATION

 Soul Action’s NPO Know

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

The leadership of Youth for Ch

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DEEP GLADNESS

“The place God calls us to i

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MAKING A STAND AGAINST SLAVERY

Tuesday 29th October 2013 Why

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INSIDE APARTHEID

I (Zac) had the opportunity to

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NPO KNOW-HOW III: HR MANAGEMENT

Soul Action’s NPO Know How C

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HOPE CHRISTMAS MARKET TRAINING

Thursday 17th October Thirty-o

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Big Books

Tuesday 15th October In Septem

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NPO KNOW HOW II

NPO is the acronym for ‘Non

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Dates of our National Conference Released

Thursday 11th October “W

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DATES FOR NATIONAL CONFERENCE RELEASED

Friday 11th October   &#8

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SEVEN

As we enter our seventh year i

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Best Behaviour

August 2013 With class sizes a

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Shared Reading

July 2013 SASA’s Literacy Pr

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Emotional Wellness

April 2013 At the start of the

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Advocates for Change

We’ve been reading Advo

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Foundations

February 2013 As the 2012 scho

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Peer Mentoring

October 2012 During the past f

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Teacher Workshops

August 2012 At a meeting to ev

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Literacy Gathering

June 2012 June saw the end of

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1000 Children

March 2012 As a literacy team

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Ridgecity

February 2012 This year we hav

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Making Progess

October 2011 In this month&#82

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Assessments

September 2011 September saw t

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The Team

April 2011 In mid-April, Nolwa

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Nolwazi and Gugu

March 2011 Throughout March th

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Staff Changes

February 2011 In February Mpum

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Hope and Dreams

January 2011 Durban’s Summer

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Certificates

June 2010 On Thursday June 3rd

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North Glen News

April 2010 A version of the fo

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Kingdom of God

22nd August 2013 In August we

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IMSA 2013

March 2013 FIND GOD IN MISSION

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Rest

December 2012 For some time no

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Perichoresis

September 2011 If you’ve bee

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National Consultation

June 2011 At the beginning of

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Imagine a Christmas Market

After several individual conve

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What is Slavery?

16th September 2013 SLAVERY To

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Make a STAND

July 2013 MAKE A STAND Make a

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Lights, Camera, Action

March 2013 LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACT

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Small Beginnings

January 2010: Name: Rachel Bow

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Literacy Goals

Thursday 12th September Rachel

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Literacy Goals

Thursday 12 September In Septe

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THE AGM AND THE KINGDOM

In August Soul Action held its

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Listening Prayer

MINDING THE GAP BETWEEN FAITH

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CHURCH AND COMMUNITY MOBILISATION

In April we began gathering a

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Global Gathering

April 2011 At the end of April

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Umoja

Umoja: is an approach to devel

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NPO Know How

NPO Know How: Renske is planni

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Mentoring Journey

Mentoring Journey: consists of

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Leadership Development

Leadership Development: teache

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Project Management

Project Management: Our traini

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Preparing to be filmed

31st January 2013 SOME KEY THI

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Project Management Course

Soul Action’s new Projec

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And so it begins

18th OCTOBER 2012 ANTI HUMAN T

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Counter Human Trafficking

South Africa, like many of our

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Drilling Down

February 2012 DRILLING DOWN In

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Midlands Network

Leaders met in the Midlands fo

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Collaboration

Soul Action’s Network ga

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Exposure Course

For one week in June Soul Acti

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AGM

At the end of May Soul Action

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SOUL ACTION MIDLANDS LAUNCH

A small group of KZN Midlands

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Why we gather

Relationships – we worship a

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2012 Mini Review

WHY WE GATHER: Soul Action eTh

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When we gather

NEXT GATHERING: 2nd October Ve

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IMPACT SUNDAY

At the start of the year, Soul

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Tshwane

In February Soul Action spent

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Exposure Course

Throughout October and for par

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Integral Mission KZN

If you’ve been keeping track

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AGM

In August Soul Action held its

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Uganda

June / July 2011 In June and J

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Welcome Diane!

May 2011 At present Soul Actio

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National Consultation on Integral Mission

At the beginning of June, Soul

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Global Integral Mission

At the end of April Soul Actio

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Umoja

In March Soul Action hosted a

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Drill Down

On Wednesday February 23rd Sou

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YEL

Well, what a fantastic time we

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We Won An Award!

October 2010 Soul Action South

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Young Emerging Leaders

Background: In 2009 Soul Actio

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Background

SASA Literacy Project: We beli

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Young Emerging Leaders Background

In 2009 Soul Action welcomed 3

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Young Emerging Leaders Update

On the last Saturday in August

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Literacy Project Background

Children being educated in som

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Literacy Project Aims

We believe the ability to read

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Siyathola Course

Soul Action’s Siyathola

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Local Partnerships

Based in Durban, Soul Action S

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Links

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