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Expression of Gratitude – a scholarship recipient

Last week, the final group of Cornerstone students received bursaries from the Wheatfield Estate Foundation Trust for 2016. The impact of opportunities such as these are often underestimated, so we appreciate Waseemah Abrahams writing to us to express what receiving the scholarship means to her. “Everyone needs support and hope to alleviate us from the …

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“Change me a dream…” Feedback on the CMP meeting at Cornerstone

On Friday the 15th of July, Cornerstone Institute hosted a meeting with our Community Merit Partners (CMPs), and for them, staff and faculty to attend Katherine Morse’s presentation on The (in)-accessibility of Higher Education to High School learners from previously-disadvantaged communities. Katherine Morse has done lots of fieldwork in High Schools in Cape Town, and …

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Feedback – Vision 2030 Conference

The Cape Flats Vision 2030 Conference in Mitchell’s Plain, 16 July, attended by 42 people, were a ‘great start, indeed’, according to its principal organiser, Mthobeli January, Executive Director of Laphumilanga Youth Development Association. The Conference was his brainchild and, according to him, an event of import. “Attendees saw it’s importance, and (already) committed to …

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Communities of Resilience International Conference – Feedback

Approximately 17 academics and social thinkers from all over the world presented research and projects that give insight into individual, community and societal resilience at Cornerstone Institute, Salt River, Cape Town on 26 July. In opening the conference, Minister Fritz expressed the importance of all discussions to be geared towards action. “Let today be more …

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