Sabinet Regional Projects Proposals – Deadline Extension: 20 February 2015

Due to a few requests received we have decided to extend the Call for Proposals deadline. Please note the new Regional Projects submission deadline below.

The Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund supports several projects in Tshwane such as ABET classes, maths tuition, school funding and Enterprise Development. Over the past few years we have also sponsored a number of regional projects.

This year we have decided to increase the funding amount to R30 000 for each regional project awarded. We encourage all libraries country-wide to submit their proposal for consideration. The Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund committee members will, at their discretion, decide on the amount of projects that will receive funding for the 2015 period. Read More

Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund to make a difference

The Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund supports several projects in Tshwane such as ABET classes, maths tuition, school funding and Enterprise Development. Over the past few years we have also sponsored a number of regional projects.

This year we have decided to increase the funding amount to R30 000 for each regional project awarded. We encourage all libraries country-wide to submit their proposal for consideration. The Sabinet Chairperson Fund committee members will, at their discretion, decide on the amount of projects that will receive funding for the 2014/2015 period.

The basic guidelines of this funding are:

  • A single project should not exceed R30 000;
  • The project must be community based;
  • The project should make a measurable difference to the community;
  • The project must be able to stand alone (i.e. the funding cannot be used for an existing or larger project);
  • The project may also be one that endeavors to improve library infrastructure through the supply of ICT equipment or services to community libraries in South Africa;
  • The closing date for project proposals is 9 January 2015.

The following information should be provided in the project proposal and should not exceed 10 pages:

  • Name of the Project Coordinator;
  • A brief description of the library;
  • Information on existing outreach projects initiated by the library including outcomes of projects (statistics, news clips, pamphlets, photos, etc. can be used);
  • A description of the involvement of the friends of the library or user-committee in the library;
  • Information on the marketing strategies for the library;
  • A detailed motivation for funding of the proposed project including;
    • a project overview;
    • a budget of how the funding will be spent and
    • benefits of the project to the community
  • Project proposals should be clearly marked as follows; Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund Regional Project 2015 and be sent to cpf@sabinet.co.za;
  • The closing date for project proposals is 09 January 2015. Project coordinators will be notified no later than 16 February 2015 if their project proposal was selected for funding.

Once the sponsorship has been awarded, the project coordinator will be responsible to provide a full report, news clips, photos etc. in order for the Chairpersons Fund Committee to report back to the Sabinet shareholders.

Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund (Corporate Social Responsibility) – Request for Proposals

REMINDER – CLOSING DATE: 15 OCTOBER 2012

The Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund has been supporting a number of projects in Tshwane such as ABET classes, Maths tuition, School children funding, Enterprise development over the past few years. Over the past three years we have also sponsored a number of regional projects. We are once again pleased to announce that we will be offering funding for projects in community libraries from regions other than Tshwane in 2012/2013.

The basic guidelines of this funding are as follows:

  • a single project should not exceed R25 000;
  • a maximum of 3 projects will be awarded;
  • the project must be community based;
  • the project should make a measurable difference to the community;
  • the project must be able to stand alone (i.e. the funding cannot be used for an existing or larger project);
  • the closing date for project proposals is 15 October 2012.

The following information should be provided in the project proposal:

  • who will be the coordinator of the project;
  • a brief description of the library;
  • information on existing outreach projects initiated by the library including outcomes of projects (statistics, news clips, pamphlets, photos, etc can be used);
  • a description of the involvement of the friends of the library or user committee in the library;
  • information on the marketing strategies of the library;
  • a detailed motivation for funding of the proposed project including;
  • a project overview;
  • a budget of how the funding will be spent;
  • benefits of the project to the community;
  • proposals should not exceed 10 pages.

The Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund Committee will evaluate the proposals for funding and then decide on the proposals which best meet the above criteria. Project co-ordinators will be notified by 15 November 2012 if their project proposal was selected for funding.

It is important to note that once the project has been awarded, the co-ordinator of the project is required to provide a full report, news clips, photos etc. in order for us to report back to the Sabinet shareholders.

SA-US Public-Private Partnership for Mathematics Tutoring

SA-US Public-Private Partnership for Mathematics Tutoring:
Sabinet and U.S. Mission’s Mae Jemison Science Reading Room
Team Up for Students
5 March 2010
  


 Above: Ratiloane Obed Chiloane, mathematics teacher speaks to learners at the Mae Jemison US Science Reading Room in Mamelodi about the tutoring partnership.
  

MAMELODI – In a public-private partnership between the United States Mission to South Africa’s Mae Jemison U.S. Science Reading Room and Sabinet Online, 30 primary school students from Mogale Primary School in Mamelodi will receive mathematics tuitions each week.  

The Mamelodi initiative is an extension of the SabiMaths program, a corporate social responsibility program of Sabinet. Classes are held at the Mae Jemison U.S. Science Reading Room in Mamelodi on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Participating students will also have access to the other materials available through the Mae Jemison U.S. Science Reading Room, including science books, videos, experiments and programs designed to increase students’ interest and ability in maths and sciences.  

Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs for the U.S. Mission Mary Deane Conners, who greeted the students, emphasized the U.S. commitment to enhancing the educational experience of South African students, particularly in the math and science fields. She also thanked the University of Pretoria, which hosts the Mae Jemison Reading Room. “This partnership is a model for how private organizations and public entities can work together to ensure South Africa’s young people are prepared for the 21st century,” said Conners.  

Tshwane Libraries’ Deputy Librarian Paulina Ndobe identified grade 6 students from Mogale Primary School as the ideal candidates for this program. She also selected an experienced maths teacher, Mr. Ratiloane Obed Chiloane, to lead the students. Mr.Chiloane introduced himself to the group on Thursday, saying, “I’ve learned over the years that math doesn’t have to be difficult. I can teach you math if you let me, and you can pass matric with distinction. I’m here to help you achieve your goal.” Rosalind Hattingh, managing director of Sabinet said, “It is a privilege for Sabinet to be in this partnership with the US Embassy and Tshwane Library and Information Services. Together we can make a difference in the lives of deserving children in the Mamelodi community. The objective of this program is to assist children to enhance their maths skills so that they have a solid foundation from which they can build. Through this program, this partnership is investing in the future of the children and ultimately the future of the community. We look forward to seeing the results of these students.”

Children’s Home Library opens at Baphumelele Children’s home in Khayelitsha

Opening of library at the Baphumelele Children’s Home

The Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund was approached by Biblionef SA to help set up a library at the Baphumelele Children’s Home in Khayelitsha.

12th June was the long awaited for day for Baphumelele Children’s home when the Library was officially opened. The Director of the home, Rose Mushane saw her dream which she has lived with for more that 12 years coming true. The library was officially opened on the 12th of June by Jean Williams the Director of Biblionef South Africa.

In her speech, Rosie, said the Rondawel was built in 1996 to be a library and since then she was trying to source books for the library but no proper library was set up until early this year.

The Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund provided funding for 283 Xhosa books and a set of Encyclopaedias.

ABET project feedback

We are very proud of our Chairperson’s Fund’s involvement in the Tshwane Library Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) Programme. The Chaiperson’s Fund has been sponsoring this programme since 2006. Five ABET Centres are currently functioning in the Tshwane region namely in Temba, Hammanskraal, Olievenhoutbosch, Ga-rankuwa and Stanza Bopape. A total of 87 learners have received training from 1 April 2007 – 31 March 2008 and there are many heart-warming success stories.

Tshwane Community Library and Information Services reports in their progress report that the ABET programme has been very progressive during this financial year and they have seen a huge improvement in the learners as well as much enthusiasm in the tutors. Most of the learners who are in ABET level 1 programmes can now for the first time in their lives read and write, they have seen this training as an opportunity of a life time.

Sabinet’s Chairperson’s Fund has decided to increase its support to this worthy project in the new financial year. The additional support will enable Tshwane to open a new centre in Nellmapius (East of Pretoria) and to appoint two new tutors for this region.

We want to say thank you to the 11 tutors who are doing an excellent job in changing people’s lives.

News from Koki’s Computer School

Koki’s Computer School’s First Graduation CeremonySabinet’s Chairperson’s Fund assists Koketso Nkuna’s business, Koki’s Computer School, as an enterprise development project. We assist her with advice, funds, equipment etc. to grow her business which currently operates mainly in Mamelodi.

We want to share Koketso’s progress report for the first quarter of the year, her future plans and how Sabinet will further assist her with you.

During February 2008, 15 students registered for the Basic Computer Training classes at the Stanza Bopape Community Library in Mamelodi East. According to Koketso her students are self-motivated and disciplined learners. She will start classes at the Mamelodi West Community Library soon. Tshwane Community Library and Information Services has made a room available at this library with 10 internet access points with the hope that more people in Mamelodi West will be able to receive Basic Computer Skills. The Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund decided to sponsor Koki’s Computer School with 7 computers to use at this new computer training venue.

Koketso is currently attempting to get accreditation for her course from Seta and we trust that she will achieve this soon. Her future plans are to expand her training course to Halala and West Park Community Libraries. We wish her well and will continue to support her to grow her business.

For more information visit: http://www.sabinet.co.za/about_involve.html