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

WHAT WE DO

At Siyakwazi we help every child reach their full potential, advocating the rights of children with disabilities and barriers to learning. Our programmes include to main areas of focus, Inclusion and School Readiness.

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INCLUSION support

Home-based learning interventions and inclusive classroom support for children with disabilities. 

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THERAPY programme

Access to termly therapy support for children with disabilities through our team of therapists, including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech & Language Therapy.

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SCHOOL READINESS

Red Flag Screening & Catch-up Programme implemented in pre-Grade R to Grade 1. Supports early identification and intervention of children with barriers to learning.

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early learning programme

Critical learning support in the first 1000 days with parents and their babies to supporting learning and development in homes.

In 2022, 405 children under the age of 7  have been identified at risk of falling behind.
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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
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Children supported through the 0-2 Early Learning programme

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

LATEST UPDATES

Siyakwazi’s Resource Centre Expansion

What a momentous occasion to mark, the completion of Siyakwazi’s Resource Centre expansion. It was only just 5 years ago that Siyakwazi’s services were operating out of borrowed space from the Masakhane Community Centre. Monthly team meetings involved flasks of coffee and tea and biscuits passed around. The filing system consisted of each Siyasiza keeping…
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Siyakwazi on the Move

MEDIA RELEASE SAMCT donates vehicle to allow more Support for Children with Disabilitiesand Learning ChallengesFor Immediate Release19 October 2022Walking up to 10km a day or attempting to access unreliable public transport is a thing of the past for therapists and field workers at a KwaZulu-Natal south coast organisation committed to assisting historically disadvantaged children with…
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Celebrating Success: One Family’s Story

Zandile and her daughter live in the Manzamhlophe area of kwaXolo joined Siyakwazi’s Inclusion programme in 2019. Nosipho, Siyakwazi’s kwaXolo area manager, was conducting door to door awareness to share with the community about the work that Siyakwazi is doing. Zandile’s daughter is a child with Cerebral Palsy (CP) who was diagnosed at birth. She…
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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.