THE

PALADIN PROMISE

CREATING HOPE FOR A CHILD

OUR PURPOSE FOR CHANGE

"I walk two and a half hours to find the gate. I walk along the main corridor. I want to know what this broken environment tells me about me, meaning and my future. I sit in the class; I’m not really listening, the groans from my stomach are louder than voices. The education I’m receiving, I know to be poor. I’m here because I must; not because I want to be. We have nothing, we are nothing, we will become nothing… oh how I wish I had a chance."

-Voice of a child, no-fee school

 

DID YOU KNOW?

THE REALITIES WE FACE

NO-FEE SCHOOLS

Forbidden from charging fees

GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Per learner per year

PASS RATE

Level 12/Matric

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

South African Youth

SCHOOLS

With child headed households

POOR SANITATION

Illegal pit latrines

AND IT GOES ON...

23,471 PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

PAIN POINTS

ADDRESSED BY THE PALADIN PROGRAM

 

Develop future-fit school leadership (seed to tree)

Community engagement & ownership of schools

Increase pass rates through quality education & pedagogy

Develop business acumen for financial sustainability

Develop a thriving teaching and learning culture

Wide-scale social change (scalability and sustainability)

Continued support & guidance for the Paladin alumni

Provide access to lifelong learning & support

Economic transformation

Developing social equity (networks)

We want no fee schools to be desirable

Access to a support infrastructure

THE PALADIN ECOSYSTEM

A SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE

 

PALADIN PARTNERS

THE WILLSHIFT GROUP

HENLEY BUSINESS SCHOOL

THE UCAN GROUP

ETAG (BOSTON, USA)

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

SOUTH AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC TEACHERS UNION

MEET THE PALADIN TRIBE

BRETT WILL

Co-founder, CEO of Paladin and The WillShift Group

PHILANI BUTHELEZI

Co-founder of Paladin

NICK WILLIAMS

Paladin Executive, MD WillShift Group

MAPHEFO FREMPONG

Board Member Ethical Arrow, CEO TETA

ISAAC MOPHATLANE

Global Tech Entrepreneur

DARREN LANG

Paladin Executive, Founder & CEO Ucan Group

TIM CONNORS

Board Member Ethical Arrow, Executive Director ETAG (USA)

DR PULENG MAKHOALIBE

Board Member Ethical Arrow, Henley Fellow

LINDA BUCKLEY

Board Member Ethical Arrow, Head of Exec Education Henley Business School Africa

ZAMILE QWEMESHA

Chairperson Ethical Arrow, Partner at QSM Attorneys

IMPACT

PROOF OF CONCEPT

  • 25 no-fee schools
  • 40 000 students
  • 61 new smartboards

Increase in Community of Practice & parental involvement

Increase in teacher involvement & morale in the strategic direction of the school

Increase of an average of 17% in academic results

$100k raised by the principals for infrastructure development

Increased focus on the relationship between teachers, learners & community

Decreased Technological Inertia & absenteeism

Repositioning of the role of the principal as leader and community influencer

SUCCESS STORIES

Dikeledi Koopedi

Principal - Ditau Primary School

“I have learnt that no leader or school will succeed if there is no team work or
collaboration. As a principal I have always felt that I needed to accomplish every task on
my own, I have felt very isolated and at times I was drowning in work and felt like it was
a never ending cycle. I have started delegating work to my Deputy’s and going into each
classroom to talk to my students to see how they are feeling. I no longer sit in my office
for 8 hours a day, I communicate and engage with all of my stakeholders.”

Franc Chiloane

Principal - Nandi Primary School

“Before I started this programme I did not understand that a school should be run like a
business. As a principal, I had limitations in terms of strategic planning and I did not
understand the importance of leadership and collaboration with my stakeholders. The
success of this programme has started bearing fruits as myself and my staff are equipped
with skills in order to improve our school and the lives of our students.”

Esther Moloto

Principal - Nkholi Primary School

“I have learnt the importance of engaging with all of my stakeholders in order to better
my school and the lives of my educators and students. As a result of the programme I
have set up parent workshops that are centred around involvement and support to the
school. I have improved my fundraising skills and the ability to develop my teachers.”