On the 15th and 16th of March 2023, the SAPPIN network met for our 9th SAPPIN meeting. The Phaphama Initiative hosted SAPPIN in Soweto, where two fruitful days were spent discussing and deliberating over where SAPPIN currently is and where it is going.
The main focus of the meeting was on the shared experience of being together and discussing the activities of the network since our last meeting, which was at the inaugural Families Indaba in October 2022.
There was significant discussion on the value proposition of SAPPIN for member organisations, which included a presentation and analysis of the SAPPIN strategic plan.
Once the valuable brainstorming sessions were complete, we shared a festive evening meal in Vilakazi Street.
We feel that much was achieved in the meeting in terms of SAPPIN’s plans, with the most powerful takeaway being the experience of collaboration through the unity of purpose in the critical area of parenting and parent support.