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 [...]

A new early life initiative is born

“When you pay attention to the beginning of the story, you can change the whole story” – Raffi Cavoukian Science tells us that the first thousand days of life, from conception to two years of age, is a short but critical phase of development that ultimately determines the trajectory of each young life. This is when the building blocks for [...]

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

Every swipe counts! 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 [...]

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 [...]