The Proactive Principals of Knysna Initiative is a voluntary association of eleven principals of no-fees schools within the Knysna Municipality jurisdiction. The participating schools are listed below. These schools are significantly under resourced with a serious shortage of teachers, classrooms, technology, computers, electronic teaching and learning aids, recreational facilities and administrative support.
Recognising the funding shortages and the impoverished socio economic conditions of learners and their parents, we the principals have decided to raise funds collectively. We believe that “Our basic nature is to act, and not be acted upon. As well as enabling us to choose our response to particular circumstance, this empowers us to create circumstances” – Stephen Covey.
Taking initiative means recognizing our responsibility to make things happen. We acknowledge that to address these challenges, we require the involvement of parents, non-governmental organisations, business and the broader community.
Having successfully hosted PJ Powers last year, our next event will be the film preview of Beyond the River on Friday, 21 April 2017, 18h30 at Knysna Secondary School Hall. The film is only to been seen in cinemas from 28 April 2017. The film is inspired by true events of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruikshanks from vastly different walks of life have one thing in common: to win gold in the most arduous canoe marathon. Beyond the River is brought to you by Heartlines and produced by Quizzical Pictures
About the movie:
Two men from vastly different walks of life have one thing in common: to win gold in the most arduous canoe marathon.
But there are a few things in their way. One has a marriage on the verge of collapse. The other is on the run from the law, and his so-called life. Then there’s the minor detail of them never before having competed as a team…
Somewhere along the river of their lives, there’s a confluence that changes both of them - forever.
Inspired by the true story of paddlers Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, Beyond the River will take you on a nail-biting adventure through the hillls and valleys of their lives.
The movie trailer can be viewed at: