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20th Edition - July 2006 (Page 1)

The Partner-Ring

20th Edition, July 2006



Cloud Callout: Donít forget!!

Remember that we are planning a further Faciltator's Training in October so please book the dates in your diaries and start planning who will attend NOW!  The dates are 29 Sept, 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct. 

Now we have over 20 facilitators trained to run the LOP and we are looking for organisations willing to coordinate and host the delivery to our target groups Ė the learners of this region.  Please contact Suzanne with your suggestions.

Fundraising Course

You may remember that we had a fundraising course scheduled for June this year which we postponed due to our facilitator, Di Milford, being admitted to hospital.  Well, we are pleased to announce that she is back, fighting fit and ready to take on a new bunch of enthusiastic learners.  If you are interested in attending this very popular course, the new dates are 23 August, 7 and 13 September.  Please see the attached advert for more details.


We recently circulated a document asking Partners to update us with their information for our database.  This information will be used for

marketing the partnership in various ways such as press releases, brochures, funding applications as well as being posted on the website.  So if you havenít yet completed the form, why not take five minutes to update us so that we can better serve you.  You will find the questionnaire attached as Information  request.doc  Below is a summary of some the achievements our partners have made this past year:

School of Fashion Design
  • 35 awards went to students of the School Of Fashion Design at the Golden Horse Fashion Awards.
  • They also won awards at the Durban Gold Cup and walked away with 12 awards at the Vodacom Durban July 2006!
  • Three of the twenty finalists selected for the Young Designer Challenge from across the country were School Of Fashion students. The second place winner in this prestigious category was Leona Gwamanda with her Jacob Zuma Fashion Statement.
  • Students from the school were also asked to design Wedding Garments with a Difference for the Witness Bridal show.


Over the past year Schooltrade has:

  • Facilitated the transformation of a classroom into a computer centre at an under resourced high school. Schooltrade creatively made use of local FET students and local enterprises to supply the labour and materials for the project. This networking approach resulted in a massive cost savings as well as providing the FET College and participating businesses with an opportunity to serve the local community.

  • Received a very positive evaluation of one of their projects by the local University.

  • Facilitated a model weekly peer education exchange between learners from a local well resourced school and under resourced school in the area.  

  • Facilitated an outsourcing project whereby a Durban-based business is making use of the technical skills of learners from a high school for learning disabled children. This win-win project has provided the businesses with BEE points and the school with the chance to earn income as well as

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  • exposing their learners to the world of work.
Over the past 12 months they have supplied schools on their network with thousands of rands worth of free donated learning equipment


Website of the Month
www.aldsa.org Adult Learning South Africa aims to promote adult learning and to stimulate information sharing and debate within the broad adult education and training sector in South Africa.  Why not take a look at their website to find out how you could:
  • Join them in celebrating Adult Learnerís Week form 5-11 September
  • Become a members of the network
  • Subscribe to their newsletter
Big Brother Big Sisters South Africa (BBBSSA)
BBBSSA is a mentoring programme that matches youth in need with carefully selected and trained adult volunteers in one-to-one relationships that help them maximize their potential.  They are interested in partnering with organisations in PMB.  For more information on how you can get involved, please see the attached documents
Suzanne Clulow
Office Coordinator