Founded nine years ago by David Geldart the Bambisanani Partnership has gained charitable status from the Charities Commission.
The partnership has gained international acclaim for its work in one of South Africa most deprived areas using sport to promote education, health, leadership and global citizenship.
There was also national praise also for the achievement:
Bambisanani Partnership Registered Charity details [CHARITIES COMMISSION]
The Founding Trustees of the partnership are:
- Mrs Katie Campbell
- Mr Darren Beardsley
- Mr Duncan Baines
- Mr David Geldart
- Mrs Diane Maguire
- Mrs Barbara Pounder
Additionally the school has recently appointed Mrs Catherine Chattoe to coordinate the work of the partnership.
St. Mary's, Menston - Charitable Status for work in South Africa [DIOCESEOFLEEDS.ORG.UK]
Volunteering work in South Africa reaches new heights
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Bambisanani Chairman, David Geldart, recently visited Leeds Trinity University to present a copy of the partnership's latest book Bambisanani: Ten Years of Working Together and Learning together.
On Thursday 29 March, St. Mary’s welcomed Mr John Rolfe MBE from the British Council who presented the school with the International School Award.
As a result of the Bambisanani Partnerships pioneering work in South Africa using sport to promote education, health, global citizenship and leadership it has recently been invited to become a Founding Member of Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI).
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Simphiwe Ndlovu has now successfully completed his teaching degree in South Africa.
David Geldart, author of the latest Bambisanani book 'Bambisanani: Ten Years of Working Together and Learning Together' has praised the support of the Prime Group who printed and produced the book.
The Bambisanani Partnership has this week published its fourth book Bambisanani: Ten Years of Working Together and Learning Together