Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Raising Cancer Awareness: 2017 MANCOSA Cancer High Tea

On Sunday, 15th October 2017, The Muslim Women’s Network in Port Elizabeth, hosted a successful cancer awareness function themed and titled, “Together We Can”. The non-profit organisation, which has been in existence for sixteen years, includes an element of education in all their programme discussions. They hosted a panel consisting of prominent doctors specialising in…

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The Mancosa Literacy Project: Helping address South Africa’s shocking literacy levels

“Do you know that reading statistics show that only 14% of South Africans’ are readers of books?” This was the opening statement made by South Africa’s Honourable Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, in an interview conducted during National Book week in 2016. The Department of Basic Education launched the “read to lead” campaign in…

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MANCOSA sponsors Howick High School with soccer kits

Pictured above are a few students all dressed in their new kits and ready to take on the soccer field. As part of a Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiative, a team from MANCOSA visited Howich High School on the 21st August 2017, to deliver new kits for both the girls’ and  boys’ soccer teams. MANCOSA…

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MANCOSA Celebrates 15 years of Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day

In celebration of Cell C’s Take a Girl Child to Work Day, MANCOSA hosted 20 learners from St Endas Secondary School in Johannesburg and 10 learners Sithembele Matiso High School in Cape Town, on the 25th May 2017 at the Johannesburg and Cape Town Learning Centres respectively. MANCOSA has been involved for the second year…

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An African Perspective On International Literacy Day: The Relevance of UBUNTU

September 8th was proclaimed International Literacy Day by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on November 17, 1965. International Literacy Day aims to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. It has been five decades since the proclamation and yet, the objective of declaring an International Literacy Day has…

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MANCOSA’s Schools Entrepreneurship Competition

The Schools Entrepreneurship Competition has been around for 2 years. The platform was established to encourage innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit to unearth our future business leaders. This year, the finals took place on the 17th of August 2016 at the Mancosa [GSB]. The final contestants had to present their business plan to a panel…

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MANCOSA hosts a successful refreshment station at the 91st Comrades Marathon

In support of the 19 000 runners who participated in the 91st Comrades Marathon on the 29th May 2016, MANCOSA staff and their family members gathered to encourage, hydrate and cheer the runners toward the finish line. The MANCOSA cheerleaders were high in spirit as they waved the green and white colours, when the first…

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MANCOSA’s bursary fund opens the doors of success for 2016 students

As one of MANCOSA’s corporate social responsibility projects for 2016, a number of first year students were awarded bursaries to cover their tuition fees for the academic year. MANCOSA’s Bursary Fund provides an opportunity to address the lack of funding issue that many students within South Africa face. The bursary fund is an excellent motivational…

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CWL, MANCOSA Students and RWM in Women Empowerment Drive

In collaboration with the Rural Women’s Movement (RWM), the Centre for Women Leadership (CWL) at Mancosa [GSB] is currently facilitating an empowerment training programme for rural women in the Sisonke District. This programme particularly targets the women in the eMakhuzeni rural area. Seven MANCOSA students volunteered to be a part of this project and they…

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Community Development Outreach

Inspiring, motivating and awarding Sithabile Secondary Schools’ senior educators for leadership, performance and excellence in the Teachers Awards ceremony held at Ushaka Marine World   Professor Anthony Rippon and Dr Ayoob Jadwat were invited to motivate, inspire, inform and uplift the leadership of Sithabile Secondary School in Inanda. The luncheon, held in recognition of Sithabile’s…

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MANCOSA bursary helps student realise career aspirations

Winning a MANCOSA bursary will lead Brittany Dunn, a Grade 12 learner at Estcourt High School a step closer to realising her dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur. The Grade 12 learner scooped the MANCOSA bursary after submitting a bursary application at the Estcourt Hospice Charity Fair hosted in her home town in March this…

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