Simbithi Country Club was proud to host a celebration dinner for the Partners for Possibility North Coast Leadership Circle 1, last month.
Almost exactly a year after the LC was formed, nine school principals and their business leader partners celebrated the end of their formal programme together.
North Coast 1, as this first circle on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal was called, brought together five primary, two secondary and one combined school in the internationally awarded Partners for Possibility programme. Together, the schools represent 9 418 learners across Stanger and the iLembe district.
Partners for Possibility is a social enterprise that pairs a business leader with a school principal of an under-resourced school. Together, the two partners work to identify the challenges facing their school and to address them. At the same time, they receive leadership development training that is accredited by the University of the Western Cape.
Simbithi Eco-Estate General Manager Malcolm Samuel, and Director Paul Sparks were part of the circle; Samuel partnered with RA Padayachee School principal Aleen Maharaj and Sparks with Sizani Combined School principal Ntombenhle July.
The partnership saw Samuels and Sparks foster meaningful relationships with their business partners – attending leadership courses and workshops together, and enriching the schools through the sharing of valuable business skills.