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The Beyond Painting Classrooms conference in Johannesburg was an insightful one where corporates were challenged to shift from a microwave based approach to a collaborative based approach which is long-lasting and value driven. It was encouraging that corporates and NGOs were challenged to invest in volunteer management in order to maximize impact and enhance sustainability of the initiatives undertaken.
Beyond painting class , It gives me great joy FirstRand brought out the important
, relevant work done by various organisations that indeed goes further than just painting classroom , that lil charity work is soo out of fashion. Here we have the top dogs of real hard work
I networked with a lady from ABSA and we came up with ideas of how to move our animal NGO forward. The challenge will be keeping animal NGO’s relevant when there are so many people issues to solve. Our beneficiaries are the animals but their owners are important too.
What a novel idea, not to have a business card or any of the other paraphernalia that we’ve come to rely on. There is to be simply word-of-mouth and then the conversations. A paperless network with a dash of innovation and collaboration, a sparkling thought indeed!
The interactive stands at the #beyondpaintingclassrooms conference allow delegates to physically experience the good work that exhibiting NGO's do.
Here Phumi Simelane demonstrates how Junior Achievement learners make and sell a product during a #JASAfrica Programme!
Painting and feeding are (and will remain) important activities where necessary; find the balance between relief and sustainable development. Without a plan, the situation will remain on the relief (desperation) side. Feeding tummies and the brain are more strategic; keeping kids alive without prospects of a LIFE remains an injustice.