Shifting the Paradigm of Family

Shifting the Paradigm of Family

Family is about relationship. It is about investing time in other people. It involves supporting and encouraging each other. It takes sacrifice. It fosters mutual admiration and inspiration.

And family does not only refer to blood relatives.

Last week I attended Paradigm Shift’s celebration evening. It was a brief time of reflecting on how entrepreneurs, volunteer trainers and mentors had grown together. I was so struck by the incredible cohesion of relationships that has been developed in this small community. Meeting for a journey of business training …

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Offering Your Gift On Mandela Day

Offering Your Gift On Mandela Day

The celebration of Mandela Day each year is a wonderful opportunity to put the spotlight on how we can make a positive difference in our society. Year after year, you see South Africans come together and engage around a vision for our country that is easy to forget.

The celebration of Mandela Day on the late Nelson Mandela’s birthday, July 18, was inspired by a call he made in 2008, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social …

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When two worlds collide…

When two worlds collide…

It was never going to be easy. That is, taking a group of people from a relatively privileged place and partnering them with others living with the challenges of poverty and lack in Vrygrond, an impoverished community just outside Constantiaberg.

First, however, let me give you some background to what I’m talking about: Champions for the Children, Common Good’s Early Childhood Development pilot programme – a programme aimed at providing relational, emotional and informational support around the development of babies and young children and increase the …

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