The Zenex Foundation launched its five-year strategy review at a breakfast seminar on 16 April 2012 at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. Two Zenex Foundation Trustees, Mr Sizwe Nxasana, Chairman of the Board, and Dr Jane Hofmeyr were in attendance. Representatives from donors, NGO's, researchers, evaluators and academics came to engage with the Zenex Foundation around the evolution of a strategy conceptualised and rolled out since 2006.
Three speakers, Mr Godwin Khosa from JET Education Services, Prof. Mary Metcalfe from the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Prof. Johann Mouton from Evaluation Research Agency, spoke on wider education development issues with specific reference to the Zenex Foundation strategy.
This served to deepen the discussion around our strategy and located the strategy within the broader education context. The topics discussed, namely, the role of partnerships in education development; trends in education development and support, and the importance of an evaluation culture in education development projects illustrated the trajectory of education today.
The review booklet was well received. It covers the work of the Zenex Foundation from 2006 to 2011 and lessons learnt over this period though evaluation, research and practice. The Foundation has since received very positive feedback from our partners and stakeholders in education, which has added to the vigour with which we approach the remaining years of the 10-year strategy roll out. It was also evident that there is increasing need for collaboration in the sector to enhance the reach and quality of our work. The launch served as a good platform for bringing stakeholders together.
An electronic copy of the review booklet is available for download under the Materials page on this site. We also welcome walk-in visitors at our offices who wish to have hard copies of the booklet.