ABOUT OUR ORGANISATION
Common Good is a Christian faith-based, not-for-profit organisation founded by Common Ground Church in 2005, working in a range of communities. We're passionate about addressing issues of social justice that challenge our city. We seek to make a positive and lasting impact in the areas of early life, education and employment, so that individuals and communities across Cape Town can build brighter futures for themselves.
As we mark Youth Month in June, there is greater reflection on the numerous challenges affecting our young people and children. One major issue they confront is a high illiteracy rate. South Africa was placed last out of 50 countries in the most recent Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) in 2016. The study found that 8 out of 10 Grade 4 learners cannot read for meaning in any language. Reading is the basis for all other learning, so if children can’t read, they will struggle throughout their schooling and be much less likely to achieve academic and career success.
Celebrations of UNESO’s (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Book and Copyright Day on the 23rd April 2019, has placed literacy, literature in indigenous languages and education at the centre of global discussions.
Katherine Johnson, known for her pioneering work at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) received an honorary degree from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on Monday evening at the age of 100.
Her work contributed to efforts to put the first men into space and eventually the moon.
To read the article titled "UJ honours NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson, aged 100" Click here
Four Rhodes University PhD Chemistry students have come out tops in the 2019 Hult Prize Challenge for their electronic and electrical waste management system, putting them in line to win a $1m (about R14.3m) startup injection for their business idea.
When it comes to autism, most interventions focus on children. But what happens when autistic children become adults and have to make their own way in the world?
Some children on the autism spectrum grow up to function independently as adults, with careers and families of their own. Others do not.
To read the article titled "Unique centre for adults with autism" Click here
‘What do we do before crossing the road? We look to the left and then right; if there is no car, we cross,” says Rachel Phiri.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says a new model used to build better schools in the country will help in eradicating schools without water, sanitation and electricity.
Ramaphosa was speaking in Dannhauser in northern KwaZulu-Natal, at the official handing over ceremony of three new schools.
To read the article titled "Ramaphosa hands over three new schools in KZN" Click here
'Young Leaders for Children' Conference - A conference for emerging young leaders to drive sustainable change in the children’s sector!