Excellent Education

Project leaders, Phil and Rachel Bowyer are meeting regularly with Municipality officials to explore the possibility of establishing inclusive and equitable quality education in Durban’s Inner City. One of the action points has been to write and submit a proposal outlining the requirements of a school in line with the Department of Education Guidelines, Norms and Standards.  As well as requirements for classrooms, location, outside space, parking, and so on, the proposal emphasizes the syner...
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Collaboration

How do we view children? Graham (2019, p.xvi), in his book Teaching Redemptively, challenges Christians to consider what education produces if it treats children as ‘objects rather than as God’s image bearers’. Being created in God's image means, amongst other things, that we are creative, purposeful and free. So why then does education get reduced to children passively absorbing information, with no input from students on what they want to learn, and good grades being given for the reproductio...
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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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