Half a million children with disabilities have been shut out of South Africa’s schooling system.

In 2022, 405 children under the age of 7  have been identified at risk of falling behind.

WHAT WE DO

At Siyakwazi we help every child reach their full potential, advocating the rights of children with disabilities.

We achieve this through our two main areas of support:

Inclusion

INCLUSION

Home-based learning intervention

Therapy programme & Individual Support Plans

Awareness about what is disability

School Readiness

SCHOOL READINESS

Red Flag Screening

Catch-up Programme

0-2 Early Learning Programme

SCHOOL READINESS

our 2021 impact

School Readiness

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Primary Schools & ECD Centres supported with Inclusion & School Readiness programmes
Therapy

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Children supported with School Readiness in Primary schools & ECD Centres
Parents

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Children with disabilities & their families supported through the Inclusion programme
Parents

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Children supported through the 0-2 Early Learning programm

Children with disabilities, I mustn’t feel sorry for them. … All I need to do is ask.

LATEST UPDATES

Transferring Skills to support Disability

Siyakwazi’s Inclusion Tool in Review At the start of 2021 Siyakwazi launched the Inclusion Tool. The tool is a comprehensive assessment which focuses on 5 key areas of development in which children are measured based on what they are able to do within each development area or subcategory.  Gross & Fine MotorCognitive & MathsLanguage &…
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Disability & Inclusion Awareness 2021

December 2021 Newsletter Rural Health Conference 2021 At the beginning of September Siyakwazi had the privilege of once again participating in the Rural Health Conference. The 2021 conference took place in Limpopo and allowed for both a face-to-face and virtual immersion. The theme for this year’s conference was linked to Equity in Rural Health.  Siyakwazi…
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Therapy Block Week 2021

In April 2021, Siyakwazi hosted its first therapy block week at the Resource Centre. The week followed an intense 5 day training session with 5 parents and their children. The focus of the training was to showcase to parents how to understand and support their child’s individual needs. Because the nature of the therapy week…
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In KwaZulu Natal, the highest number of children not accessed to any form of education, is 117 000.

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

WHERE WE WORK

At the heart of our operation and centrally positioned within the community is the Siyakwazi Resource Centre which was established in 2018. It is here that we coordinate and develop all our programmes and interventions.