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21st Edition - August 2006 (Page 1)

The Partner-Ring

21st Edition, August 2006



Cloud Callout: Don’t 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.  The course has been advertised to non-members as well and may fill up quickly.

Two of the organisations trained will be hosting LOP courses in the September holidays – PROTEC and God’s Golden Acre.  Well done!!

Fundraising Course
The fundraising course is currently running with 19 participants from Pietermaritzburg and Durban.


Following our call for more Partners to submit information about their organisations in the last Ring, we have received a number of responses – thank you!!  We thought it would be nice to summarise some of their major achievements again, so here goes:

During the past year, God’s Golden Acre:

  • Fed about 2000 people per month and assisted 300 orphans to attend school.

  • The numbers of farmers on the Community Development programme increased from 5 to 60 due to successful crops and they are now asking about forming co-ops.

  • 12 community members were trained in ECD level 1, 6 in ECD level 4 and 4 parent committees were trained in ‘conducting meetings & record keeping’.
  • 30 youth were trained in dance and drama skills, 200 in soccer skills and 25 in soccer coaching skills.
  • The staff also received training in facilitation skills, HIV & AIDS awareness and the LOP.

One of Nkosinathi’s learners from their Literacy Centre won an award for the best adult learner in KZN.  They also quoted as successes getting the Umshwati Municipality involved in their HIV & AIDS awareness work as well as gaining the support of several major funders.  Nkosinathi also hosted a literacy awareness day and farmers were encouraged to send their workers to the centre.

The Valley Trust succeeded in running a learnership in Ancillary Health Care as well as continuing with their Community Health Worker programmes.  They also conducted a district health expenditure review for the department of health. 

SAVF successfully migrated their social work services to the rural areas of Nqutu and Msinga.

YFC continued to work in the areas of child and youth development, interventions with children and youth on the streets, residential care and family reunification, family preservation, gender empowerment, HIV/AIDS awareness, ecotherapy and leadership development in a wilderness environment, internship and international volunteer opportunities.  They quoted simply surviving the year as their major success!!

In addition to the information from partners submitted to update our database, we also received the following news:

At least once a year Schooltrade arranges an event aimed at promoting career development in its member schools.  Our last event was a highly successful Gap Year Day hosted at Epworth School.

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This year’s event is aimed at Grade 10 learners and is designed to serve at least three purposes:

  1. It ensures that learners from all schools on the network experience at least one high quality careers event in the year

  2. It provides all our schools with an opportunity to meet the local business community

  3. It provides FET and tertiary training institutions like yours with the opportunity to expose their courses to Life Orientation teachers in 20 local schools. Of course the event will also introduce your organization to over a hundred bright and motivated Grade 10s all of whom are currently making career decisions. 

For more information, see the document attached.

Please also find attached PROTEC’s latest newsletter.



Website of the Month
Why not have a look at the Joint Education Trust’s website?  Find them on

Other news of interest…

The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in conjunction with the PCB presents:

 On Tuesday 19 September 2006 at 12:15 for 12:45 until 14:00.  Sinodale Centre, cnr. Burger and Boshoff  Streets

R70-00 (incl. VAT) for members of SAIIA and PCB, R100-00 (incl. VAT) for non-members of SAIIA and PCB

Sandwiches, muffins, tea, coffee and juice included.

See the booking form attached form more information.

Well that’s all for now folks ….
Suzanne Clulow
Office Coordinator