Partners

 

Foundation for Human Rights - A just soicety for all

The Foundation for Human Rights (the Foundation) is a grant making institution supporting civil society organisations in South Africa, and the region, to implement programmes which promote and protect human rights. The Foundation's mission is to address the historical legacy of apartheid, to promote and advance transformation in the country and to build a human rights culture using the Constitution as a tool.

National Lotteries Commission (NLC) 

The NLC relies on funds from the proceeds of the National Lottery. The Lotteries Act guides the way in which NLC funding may be allocated. The intention of NLC funding is to make a difference to the lives of all South Africans, especially those more vulnerable and to improve the sustainability of the beneficiary organisations. Available funds are distributed to registered and qualifying non-profit organisations in the fields of charities; arts, culture and national heritage; and sport and recreation. By placing its emphasis on areas of greatest need and potential, the NLC contributes to South Africa’s development.
 

The Learning Trust

The Learning Trust is a non-profit, conduit funding organisation that makes grants and provides capacity development support to emerging organisations whose focus is to improve the educational experience of South African learners while strengthening local communities.
 

Sophakama CBD, Care and Support Organisation

Sophakama has its roots deep in the Joe Slovo community going back to 1999 when Namhla Sineke, Founder and Director, began her search for volunteers to assist with an aftercare programme for children at the Joe Slovo Primary School.  Whilst her initial focus was on Orphans and Vulnerable children (OVCs), Namhla soon realised that dealing with the child was only a small part of the broader issues impacting on families and that often a child was coping with a sick or dying parent at home thus the support was expanded to include home based care. 
 
Through various community-based workshops, Namhla managed to get volunteers who were prepared to work as home based carers as well as in the aftercare programme at the school i.e. cooking and supervising children in the afternoons.  Although a high turnover of volunteers was common as volunteers were often working for no financial reward, a core group of 5 carers became the backbone of Sophakama. 
 
Sophakama operated on an informal basis from 1999 until 2003 when formal funding was established and the organization then gained formal registration.  The programmes and services offered by Sophakama expanded over the years and now include home-based care services, peer education focusing on HIV/Aids, after care support programmes for at risk children, adult and children’s support groups, formal and non-formal education interventions, gardening programmes, feeding, life-skills training, sports and recreational activities and birth registration and access to social grants campaigns.
 
From humble beginnings, Sophakama has emerged as a well-respected organisation that makes a difference to the lives of community members in Joe Slovo.
 

Nelson Mandela University - Missionvale Campus

Missionvale Campus is one of Nelson Mandela University’s six campuses. Located along Johnson Road in the Missionvale area, the Campus is within reach of communities such as Zwide and New Brighton. The Campus is easily accessible on the main freeway between Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage. A number of Further Education and Training (FET) colleges and primary and high schools are also situated within the surrounding area. Such proximity allows for academic development partnerships and engagement with the FET colleges, schools and civil society.

Nelson Mandela University - Faculty of Education
 
Is a faculty that is  committed to cultivating passionate, engaged, knowledgeable, effective and compassionate teachers, researchers and leaders who are critical thinkers and agents of hope, change and social justice through practicing humanizing pedagogies, establishing collaborative partnerships with relevant stakeholders, using future oriented technologies creatively and bringing the classroom into the world and the world into the classroom

Nelson Mandela University - Centre for the Community Schools 

The Centre for the Community School (CCS) is an entity within the Faculty of Education that aims to promote, strengthen and support the work of community schools in the Eastern Cape. These are schools that are actively involved in building partnerships with parents, the broader community, and other education stakeholders to support the academic and social development of children and young people.

The Centre subscribes to the principles of “Asset-Based Community Development” and focuses its work around the contexts of schools and the communities they serve.
 
Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racilism and Democracy (CANRAD)
The Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD) has been established at Nelson Mandela University to provide an intellectual and social space for debate on the complexities of post-apartheid South Africa as we seek to establish a new non-racial and democratic social and economic order.
 
Nelson Mandela University - Dean of Students 
 
Student Affairs collaborates with faculty and other student development and support services. It pursuits a well integrated business processes the purpose with which is to render the best possible services for our students.
 
Manyano Network
Manyano Network is a made up of 14 schools (11 primaries and 3 high schools. While there is a growing focus on improving schooling outcomes in South Africa, very little attention has been given to school and community-driven efforts to provide children with more opportunities and better chances of educational success. The Manyano Community Schools Network, with its “from the ground up” approach to school improvement represents a viable, alternative model for improvement in the country. As such, it can play a very important role in shaping education policy and school improvement initiatives in the province as well as the country. In addition to this, as the first organized network with this kind of focus, it has the potential to become a national hub around which schools across the country that have similar aims can be connected.