Michaelhouse Community Partnerships was founded in 2000 and is supported by Michaelhouse and companies in the private sector to invest in local public schools. The overriding objective is to partner with selected schools to improve pedagogy, and to offer teacher development through training and mentorship.
Michaelhouse Community Partnerships has a dedicated team of three full-time staff supported by a committee of trustees and committed volunteers.
The Community Partnerships team engages energetically with the principals, heads of department and teachers at local community schools whilst working closely with the Department of Education Circuit Managers involved in the Lions River and Mpofana circuit. The goal is to jointly devise projects and programmes to address challenges and opportunities for improvement of the educational experiences for their learners. In this way, the projects the team involves itself with are better tailored to the relevant context, needs and availability of the schools, are better accepted and applied, resulting in more positive impact and results.