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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‘Glocal’ Education Champions

Establishing the kind of school that Soul Action has been describing, since it launched its inclusive and equitable quality education campaign a year ago, is a sizable task. As the leadership have thought and prayed about raising resources to the value of £4 million GBP – to establish Early Childhood Development and Primary School facilities over the next 10 years – they have felt led to revisit what made Soul Action what it is today and explore in what ways these 'past positives' and 'present s...
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Literacy blog September 2017

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ― W.B. Yeats So often lifelong learning involves a change of mind set or looking at something from a different perspective or a gaining of new knowledge. This may be incidental or deliberate learning through courses, reading, our experiences or even a chance conversation. Soul Action has been working alongside crèches in Mariannridge during 2017 around the topic of developing phonological awareness skills. The final worksh...
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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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