Parent Support in action: Nomfundo & Owami’s ASD journey

Owami* (5) has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and he joined the Inclusion Programme in 2021. Siyakwazi has supported Owami’s enrollment to a local private Special Education Needs (SEN) school since 2023. Thanks to sponsorships from this school, Owami is able to attend a school with specialised classes and teaching plans that take into account his unique…

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Afikile’s story: Take a walk in her shoes

Afikile* (2) was born premature and with complications that led to her diagnosis of cerebral palsy at an early age. Her developmental progress followed an unexpected timeline so her parents, confused and without any meaningful knowledge of her condition, reached out to local clinics for support.  It was at one of these clinic visits in…

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Respite Play & Learn: A little respite goes a long way

Siyakwazi is all about inclusion. It is our purpose. We aim to support every child in reaching their full potential by advocating the rights of children with disabilities and removing barriers to learning. But, what can be done when the current education system in South Africa falls short? We find our own way! Siyakwazi’s Respite Play & Learn…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: How Siyakwazi supports children with ASD

April – and Autism Awareness Month – is nearing to a close but our work is far from finished. Behavioural difficulties and differences often associated with autism are among the most cited reasons for exclusion from education. So, how can we work together to better support children with autism? Shedding light on invisible disabilities Did you know?…

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INCLUSIVE ECD HUBS PILOT PUTS WHEELS IN MOTION FOR SANDILE

Siyakwazi’s Inclusion programme, interventions and resources for children with disabilities is reaching new Ugu areas to support more children than ever before. We met Sandile*(6) when Junior Educare Creche in Murchison signed up to Siyakwazi’s Inclusive ECD Hubs pilot programme. Sandile’s teacher has always been passionate about including children with disabilities at her ECD centre,…

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