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One Way to Set Our Children Up for Success

One Way to Set Our Children Up for Success

We live in a world that values achievement. Constantly looking at the end result and whether it “scores high”, or adds value, we ignore the process that brought the result. If the result is good we offer praise and reward, suggesting that the process was worthwhile....

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Preparing future generations for work in the 21st century

Preparing future generations for work in the 21st century

STEAM education is essential to success in every educational sphere, and is preparing future generations for work in the 21st century. Science, technology, engineering, art and maths have been prioritised in education for a long time and are more relevant today than...

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Do Circumstances Lock Children into Their Destiny?

Do Circumstances Lock Children into Their Destiny?

On the 16th of June, 1991, a beautiful baby boy was born to a 16-year old mother in a township. His upbringing was tough; some days he didn’t know if he would have anything to eat, his bed was made of pillows laid on the floor and there were times he didn’t have shoes...

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Cultivating “The Five Minds for The Future”

Cultivating “The Five Minds for The Future”

Education needs to be transformed if it is going to adequately equip our future generations for the 21st century. While the skills and knowledge traditionally taught within the educational system remain crucial, it is essential that these are coupled with the...

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You’re Keeping the Spirit of Ubuntu Alive in South Africa

You’re Keeping the Spirit of Ubuntu Alive in South Africa

Simply sharing your life with the children and staff of The Philile Foundation (Philile) is keeping the spirit of Ubuntu alive in South Africa. Originating from an Ancient African philosophy, “Ubuntu” means, “I am because we are”. This is the essence of humanity; we...

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When The Experiences of Two Passionate Educators Collide

When The Experiences of Two Passionate Educators Collide

Meet Bonita, a teacher at Reddam House Waterfall who is “fired up” to share her experience and expertise with the staff and children at Philile Diepsloot. Having taught in both rural and private schools in South Africa and gained teaching experience in the UK and...

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A Well-Rounded Day of Fun for The Children at Philile 

A Well-Rounded Day of Fun for The Children at Philile 

We recently had the privilege of being visited by a team of high school students who came all the way from America to serve our Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres. The Wesleyan School, based in Atlanta Georgia, sends a team to South Africa every second year on...

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You Are Helping South Africa Take Steps Towards Prosperity

You Are Helping South Africa Take Steps Towards Prosperity

Skills development is vital to eliminating poverty and reducing inequality. This is recognised universally by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where SDG 4 highlights the need to “substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills”....

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Why Early Education is Critical to Future Success

Why Early Education is Critical to Future Success

Changes in globalisation, technology and work are rapidly transforming the world we live in. This ‘new’ world either holds the promise of a beautiful future that is more connected, efficient and equal, or a future of struggle and increased inequality, as unprepared...

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Crossing the Monitoring and Evaluation Bridge in Education

Crossing the Monitoring and Evaluation Bridge in Education

Is there a point to an educational intervention if it doesn’t arrive at the destination it was created for in the first place? Dreaming up a vision to build into the lives of our future generations can be simple, especially in a country like South Africa, where there...

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A Good Place Market

A Good Place Market

Looking for a fresh way to showcase how your organisation is making the City of Joburg a good place? Look no further. We were given the opportunity to  occupy a stand at the very first Good Place Market on the 9th of March. The ethos of this market is to host...

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The Gift of Voice

The Gift of Voice

“For these citizens to have a vote, they need to have a voice”, explained our friend Beatty when we had the opportunity to connect with her at Philile, Diepsloot recently. Beatty is from The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ) and leads their High...

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She Believes, She Acts, She Impacts

She Believes, She Acts, She Impacts

Meet Zara, a Grade 11 student at The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ), who is deeply burdened by the fact that quality education isn’t accessible to all children. “Education is very important to me. I don’t find it right that some students get...

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Thank you to the generous partners of Philile!

Thank you to the generous partners of Philile!

Sindiswe, lovingly known as Teacher Sindi, started working at Philile Hillbrow 10 years ago as a cook. Though she desired to work with preschool children, she was not qualified. Through your partnership, we were able to send Sindi to Play with a Purpose, an early...

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Inspiring Hope and Change – Meet Violet Nzimande!

Inspiring Hope and Change – Meet Violet Nzimande!

South Africa is a land bursting with opportunity; opportunity to mobilise her people towards a collective voice of life and vibrancy. Some might consider her realities and hang their heads low in fear, in dismay, in despondence. But, as a superhero uses their unique...

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Join Team Philile and #RideForAPurpose

Join Team Philile and #RideForAPurpose

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can...

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Promoting long-lasting energy solutions in Diesloot

Promoting long-lasting energy solutions in Diesloot

Greenpeace Africa have provided Philile Diepsloot with solar panels to reduce the electricity costs of the pre-school and a bio-digester to benefit from food waste. The project was completed in early June, and community volunteers and staff have been trained in how to...

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