Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world, according to respected statesman, Nelson Mandela. In the spirit of a man who took humanitarianism and transformation to a whole new level globally and in celebration of Mandela Day today (July 18th), Pine Walk Centre adopted the SOS Education Campaign – which stands for Support our Schools - in an attempt to help improve the quality of education in the country, with their main focus being specifically on their community. In doing so, they aim to provide hope to future generations. Pine Walk Centre and its full staff complement implemented the SOS initiative by partnering with Vezamafa Primary School in KwaDabeka, where they refurbished one of the schools Grade 1 classrooms. The class which accommodates 33 students, saw a complete overhaul. The Pine Walk team stripped the damaged ceiling and installed a brand new one featuring cavity bat insulation, new LED lights, varnished all the brick walls, painted and provided a fresh look chalkboard as well as repaired the door with locks and thus providing a safe learning environment for the Grade 1 students at Vezamafa Primary. Note to reader - SA Corporate Real Estate launches SOS Education Campaign on Mandela Day Pine Walk Centre is owned by SA Corporate Real Estate Limited, one of the oldest and most established companies within South Africa’s property sector. The company created the SOS Campaign – which stands for Support Our Schools – which is an attempt to help improve the quality of education in the country and provide hope to future generations. It is also a tribute to the legacy left by Nelson Mandela who would have been 100 on July 18. SA Corporate Real Estate Limited owns 21 shopping centres across the country. Each of these centres has identified and adopted a school within the community in which it is situated and will work with this school for the next three years. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to . . .
This year marks the 100th centenary year of Nelson Mandela’s birth date. To celebrate the legacy of this great man was the annual Mandela Day to pay it forward and try change the world, no matter how small, making it a better place. Musgrave Centre, along with 21 other SA Corp shopping Centre’s in South Africa, has embraced education as its long term, ongoing, community outreach program, which they have called the SOS (Support Our Schools) initiative. Ultimately, education will allow our children to have better futures. For Mandela Day, July 18th, Musgrave Centre called for the public to support the children of Berea Primary School by donating books and stationery to these young primary school learners, Along with the stationery donated by the public, Musgrave Centre also donated R5000 worth of stationery. These basic educational items are taken for granted by many of us, yet there are still thousands of children that don’t have access to these basic classroom necessities. On the day, members of the public were also invited to join the staff members of Musgrave Centre and the team at Alexander Caruth, who donated their time and R10 000 worth of paint, for one of the Berea Primary aftercare classrooms, as well as one of their school passages, to help brighten up the area. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
On Wednesday, Mandela Day, July 18th, Davenport Square in the heart of Berea, tended to the need of their community by donating 10 concrete benches to Open Air School which will be a valuable addition to the Primary School learners' lunch area for years' to come. The donation was part of the SOS Campaign (Support Our Schools), which aims to help improve the quality of education in the country and provide hope to future generations. Open Air School caters for approximately 260 learners, from pre-primary to grade 12, providing education to children with Special Educational Needs. Apart from the bench donation, Davenport Square also spent more than 67 minutes of their time treating the children to boerewors rolls, cake and cool drink provided by tenants including Dirks, Thompsons Security, African Bank, and Checkers. To add to the cheer of the day, renowned Durban graffiti artist, Ewok, created colourful murals on two of the benches to mark the celebration of Madiba's 100th birthday. Note to reader: Davenport Square is owned by SA Corporate Real Estate Limited, one of the oldest and most established companies within the South African property sector. The company created the SOS Campaign – which stands for Support Our Schools – is an attempt to help improve the quality of education in the country and provide hope to future generations. It is also a tribute to the legacy left by Nelson Mandela who would have been 100 on July 18. SA Corporate Real Estate Limited owns 21 shopping centres across the country. Each of these centres has identified and adopted a school within the community in which it is situated and will work with this school for the next three years. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world, according to respected statesman, Nelson Mandela. In the spirit of a man who took humanitarianism and transformation to a whole new level globally and in celebration of Mandela Day today (July 18th), Umlazi Mega City adopted the SOS Education Campaign – which stands for Support our Schools - in an attempt to help improve the quality of education in the country, with their main focus being specifically on their community. In doing so, they aim to provide hope to future generations. Umlazi Mega City and its full staff complement implemented the SOS initiative by partnering with its local community hospital, Prince Mshiyeni. They took to renovating and redecorating the children’s playroom in the pediatric ward. This particular ward heals children suffering from malnutrition and who are generally hospitalised for long periods of time without any mental or educational stimulus. The room was decorated with colourful murals and loads of colouring notepads, reading and educational books as well as toys for the children to enjoy. Umlazi Mega City has been instrumental this year in a number of community projects, from that of the Rise Against Hunger feeding programme, where they hosted a food packaging event. This provided meals for Tholulwazi Creche in Umlazi and iKwezi crèche in Lamontville. Apart from today’s pediatric hospital visit, Umlazi Mega City are also running an ongoing charity driver where they will be collecting books and toys for the rest of the children’s ward at Prince Mshiyeni Hospital , with the support of local entrepreneurs, tenants and celebrities. Note to reader: - SA Corporate Real Estate launches SOS Education Campaign on Mandela Day: Umlazi Mega City is owned by SA Corporate Real Estate Limited, one of the oldest and most established companies within the South Africa’s property sector. The company created the SOS Campaign – which stands for Save Our . . .
Cisco Systems Inc, a global leader in Digital Business Transformation is on a mission to empower South African girls in ICT. The corporation has partnered with the Sibulele Sibaca Foundation, 1873FM, MathsGee and GirlsCode in its efforts to diffuse digital skills among school girls across the country. “We are very delighted to be partnering with Cisco in our quest to level the playing field in the ICT sector, we see equality and diversity as the pillars of success in product and market development for any serious organisation”, said Edzai Zvobwo, Chief Genius at MathsGee. The 16th of July 2018 saw the partners converge on the Cisco offices in Bryanston, Johannesburg where 17 top performing high school girls were taken through an intensive one day conference on skills of the future and how to succeed in life as part of a 12 months ICT training under the Sibulele Sibaca Foundation The renowned 1873FM disc jockey, WildFire gave an amazing talk to the girls on the need for more girls to code. He emphasized that app development should be motivated by a yearning to solve real life problems that the girls would have identified. Zandile Keebine, a mathematician and computer scientist who as a young girl started GirlsCode reiterated on the fact that problems should be the foundation of app development. “Once you have identified a problem, take time to understand it and then come up with a solution for it, technology now allows us to imagine and turn those imaginations into products”, said Zandile. Edzai Zvobwo stressed on critical thinking as a basis for idea generation and innovation. “You must look at the world and ask questions, do not just accept status quo, ask why things are the way they are”, insisted the Chief Genius. The partners agreed that the day was a success and this intervention should go beyond the one day conference. The program should take the girls to a stage where they are digital skills wizards. It was agreed that these girls would form . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN7V2xWGu_I&t=2s Stafford Global has been providing Online Distance Education programmes in different streams for 25 years. We now recruit students not only from the Middle East, North America, and Eastern Europe but also in Africa! By expanding our territorial reach to cover 4 continents, we became a trul global provider of quality Distance Learning and Online Education. We partnered with Edinburgh Napier University - one of Scotland’s largest universities, ranked in the top 5% of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and have a 95% graduate employability rate; to provide busy working professionals the opportunity to increase the prospects and enhance their careers. Visit us at: https://www.africa.staffordglobal.org/ From: Anu Sam CLICK HERE to submit a Video Press Release to MyPR. . . .
“On the eve of what would have been Nelson Mandela’s centenary, we encourage all South Africans to take the spirit of giving back beyond 67 Minutes and into their everyday lives,” says Donné Nicol, Chief Executive Officer at the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation. “For the past 22 years our partner entity, the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust (CRET), has instilled the belief that every individual has the ability and potential to make a positive impact,” continues Nicol. CRET, a bursary fund started by President Cyril Ramaphosa that was originally funded by money he earned at public speaking events, goes further than supplying financial support to its students by instilling values of civic mindedness and community service as well. This holistic approach produces young people committed to making South Africa a better place. “The programme, which has assisted 132 students to date, has seen many of its beneficiaries go on to do inspiring community development work in South Africa. The CRET alumni have also taken it upon themselves to start the ‘Alumni Fund’, which has already funded the studies of two more promising students,” says Chantel Oosthuizen, Executive Director of CRET. Twice a year, CRET students and a number of alumni and staff, take part in the organisation’s ‘Vacation Programme’, that spans three days and helps students to build and foster relationships. One day of the programmes is dedicated to community service, where students and alumni carry out the organisation’s ethos of compassion. Last month, 60 CRET students and several alumni and staff, cooked, cleaned and volunteered their time at the Abangeni Enkosini Orphanage in Alexandra as part of the programme. “I am grateful to the CRET family for promoting a culture of giving back through their many interventions. I will hold this experience dear to my heart and continue to give back in the same way they have given so generously to me,” says Letlhogonolo Masilo, a 4th year BA Governance and Political . . .
To become inspired, we need to inspire others. Remember that what we teach others, we teach ourselves. Imagine, then, the benefits of being an inspiration to your children! It is a win-win in that what you give, you will receive!! Cindy Glass, Director and Co-founder of Step Up Education Centres says “Parents tend to forget that they wish to be happy, joyful and inspired as much as they wish this for their children-and yet, who could be a greater source of inspiration to your children than you, the parent?” Cindy goes on to explain “As a parent, you are your children’s first and longest-lasting teacher. When you are inspired you will find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. You will want to become a source of inspiration for others - and most especially - for your children. Living from a place of inspiration will result in a life where there are no limitations to what you could achieve. Love, joy and peace will become the building blocks on which you create possibilities, meaning and purpose! You do not need any qualifications to become an inspiration to your children (or others). You need only be human, with a willingness to give to others the inspiration you wish for yourself!” Inspired people: • Stay detached from the negative opinions of others • Seek positive solutions to inevitable life-challenges • Are self-aware, self-motivated and are able to positively manage their emotions • Are more productive, enthusiastic and passionate • Seek ways to be of service to others-joyfully and without expectations of reward • Inspire others Cindy gives the following, easy-to-implement steps to inspire your child by being the inspiration: 1. Inspiration through kindness. Random acts of kindness- a gentle word of encouragement, helping someone in need, a friendly greeting to the car guard, helping an animal-will inspire you and your children in ways you cannot imagine! 2. Inspiration through gratitude. Make it a daily habit to voice what you are . . .
Ascending Training Solutions is a Cape Town based Company, that offers technical skills as well as soft skills training material for different companies and industries. They help in improving the quality and efficiency of businesses by providing effective training material specifically designed, as per requirements. In any organisation, the employees play a crucial role. Proper training and skill development courses assist in increasing the productivity and development of the company. All these factors help in determining the success rate of an organisation. Many companies face challenges in terms of time, costs, output and other factors. The courses offered by Ascending Training Solutions, can be facilitated by your own supervisors and managers in your own place and time. This company essentially aims to: Focus on each individual client. Provides a cost-effective service. Offers short lead times. Advantages Of Using Ascending Training Solutions Training Material: a. Save cost b. Customise the content c. Enjoy convenience d. Great consistency e. Strong connection between teams How Ascending Training Solution Works The company believes in complete satisfaction of their customers, so that they are able to excel in their respective job areas. The work procedure of the company involves certain important steps: a. It starts with a consulting process b. A visit to understand the day-to-day operations. c. Discuss the training needs and requirements d. Develop training material based on the discussions. e. Training material submission. Vision and Mission: The company believes in empowering the employees through learning and development. The mission is to develop training material that will: Help the organisation in enhancing their quality, productivity and efficiency through training and development. To provide the business high quality training material. Train the employers with effective learning and development materials. Soft . . .
A team of four second-year students at Vega (a brand of The Independent Institute of Education – The IIE) made it to the final round of the Capitec Challenge, placing second overall and beating a host of strong senior competition from other schools across the Western Cape. By maintaining a strict focus upon its business model as a retail bank, Capitec has been able to keep costs low for its consumers and rapidly earn itself the status of South Africa’s most beloved bank. They have also invested in funeral cover where it will offer a product that is unique, innovative, cost-effective and adds value to its clients. Capitec wanted to launch their funeral cover in typically unconventional fashion, they bypassed their traditional agencies and took the challenge to Cape Town’s leading schools of creativity. “Capitec wanted to launch a new funeral cover product during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in a manner that would get South Africans talking” says Alexander Sudheim, Senior Copywriting lecturer at Vega. “Despite the tough competition, the Vega team performed exceptionally well and came a close second overall. This challenge provided students with the opportunity to showcase their acumen, creativity and ingenuity on an engaging real-world brief.” The team, made up of Henko Brand, Jir-Xin Lai, Lauren Ewertse and Nikola du Toit, conceptualised a clever campaign titled #YouCantFakeDeath. South Africans were encouraged to immediately tweet the name of the player and the soccer game using the hashtag #CapitecChallenge every time a player ‘faked’ an injury during a World Cup match. All tweets would be entered into a competition and participants would stance the chance to win a trip to Russia to watch the FIFA World Cup. Along with the wealth of experience gained, students were given a cash prize of R10,000, and a R50 000 donation for the Vega Bursary Fund on behalf of Capitec. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .