Silikamva Academic Bootcamp

During the July school holidays, Common Good joined up with XL Education and Silikamva High, to hold an 'academic bootcamp' for Grade 12 learners. They received four days of intensive tuition aimed at preparing them for their Mock exams and, ultimately, their Matric finals. The hard work paid off: pre- and post-assessments showed an average improvement of 22%! Many learners...

Outstanding leaders, outstanding schools

Outstanding schools emerge when outstanding leadership teams refuse to settle for the status quo. Despite the education crisis facing our nation, they have a vision to provide excellent education and commit to achieving this in some of our toughest communities. In our public schools there is a deep cry for support and leadership development from those who have been promoted...

Meet Ncebakazi

Ncebakazi Tingwe loves to cook and dreams of opening a cooking school for youth in Langa. Unfortunately, her previous efforts to study for a profession in the hospitality industry have been disappointed: she left a chefs’ learnership after finding out that it wasn’t correctly accredited, and  had to drop out of food and beverage management classes at the Cape...

Boundary Primary joins Common Good

Common Good is delighted to welcome Boundary Primary to our growing network of collaboration schools. Boundary is the second school that we are partnering with in the Bonteheuwel community, joining Disa Primary with whom we have already enjoyed a year-long association. The school currently serves 494 learners from Grade R – 7, and has a teaching and leadership staff of...

Common Good Joins My Village

We are so excited to announce that Common Good is now an official beneficiary of the MySchool/MyVillage fundraising programme, which is an initiative of Woolworths. Every time you swipe your MySchool card when shopping at Woolworths a percentage will go towards our Early Life, Education and Employment initiatives which will enable us to reach many more marginalized people across the city. Sign...

Disa Primary opens long-awaited library

For weeks, learners at Disa Primary in Bonteheuwel have been peeping through windows to get a glimpse of neatly- arranged, book-lined shelves. A long-awaited library has been taking shape, and on 13 February the new space was officially opened. School staff, learners, donors, volunteers and Common Good team members all in attendance to mark the special occasion. The formation of...