Strategic Planning

Rachel Bowyer reflects on benefiting from training facilitated by one of the leaders who usually attends the regular leadership gatherings Soul Action facilitates in Durban every other month. Daryl’s training is designed to support organisations, and businesses, as they develop plans to achieve their long-term goals / strategic planning. Over the two days we covered four key areas: Understanding Appreciative Inquiry Tools to support in developing a strategic plan and, applicati...
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Learning from School Visits

Recently, whilst in Johannesburg, Rachel was able to visit two schools, both developing innovative models of education. Streetlight school, located in a community housing area, operates from the ground floor of a block of flats.  The school started in 2016 from a desire to provide quality education for the community. The school is currently for 5 to 7s. Parents pay minimal school fees making it affordable. Fundraising covers the shortfall in staffing and running costs. The SPARK group of sch...
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Education is a lifelong process

Education is not just the acquiring of knowledge and skills while you are in school or studying at university or college.  It is a lifelong process or journey. As adults, we learn through acquiring new knowledge and skills, trying out new experiences and challenging ourselves to overcome new things.  Recently Soul Action facilitated a workshop on developing phonological awareness with crèche teachers.  Previous workshops this year focused on some of the steps to phonological awareness: sound di...
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