iWMS partners with Partners for Possibility
iWMS Supply Chain Software (iWMS) has partnered with Partners for Possibility (PFP), a cross-sectorial reciprocal partnership between Business, Government and the Social Sector. Its primary aim is to help resolve educational issues in South Africa. Business Leaders offer their skills and intellectual capital, in a mentoring capacity, to School Principals, empowering them to become change leaders in their schools and communities.
iWMS has joined Leadership Circle 13 in the organisation. iWMS will be supporting Rebonwe Primary School in Ivory Park, Gauteng. It is a non-fee paying school, with each of the 2 043 students enjoying a good education and a meal each day in an organised and clean environment. Equipment and facilities are limited with the largest class at the school being 67 children.
The Government funds the school to the tune of R2m per annum to pay for 52 educators and the school’s feeding scheme. The balance of the budget is raised from donations and events.
iWMS’ involvement with Rebonwe Primary School will be to share their organisational, management and IT expertise with the Principal and Educators and monitor their successes. Richard Evans and Simon Tlhabane, the Rebonwe Primary School principle, will both attend a number of training classes as well as meet on a regular basis for mentoring.
iWMS is very excited about this initiative. They have a strong belief that by improving education in South Africa they can make a significant difference to the country’s future. In addition, they have the opportunity of impacting positively on the current and future lives of the School’s 2 043 students.
“Over the years I have put a lot of thought into the root of some of the challenges we face in South Africa and education has continuously stood out as the true cause of a number of them.” said Richard Evans “ There is no “quick fix” to these challenges and a long term commitment is required from society to share knowledge and expertise and mentor educators. Hence iWMS and I are investing our time and money in PFP and in Rebonwe Primary School in particular. ” Richard Evans continued.