Understanding Disability: The Complexity

Half a million children with disabilities in South Africa have been shut out of South Africa’s education system. In KwaZulu Natal, the highest number of children not accessed to any form of education, is 117 000. Most are hidden away at home and lack the opportunities to learn and progress. The medical model of disability…

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Adjusting to our new norm

A global trend is happening right now and we are by no means isolated from its impact. Around the world everyone is starting to come to terms with the pandemic brought about by Covid19 and how life as we ‘knew’ it is starting to transform into something different. At Siyakwazi, we, like many, are adjusting…

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Supporting parents’ share their stories

Supporting children with disabilities can be a sensitive topic. A lot of stigma remains around disability and parents are often scared to share too much about their experience or talk about the situation. Our Inclusion team have recognised the role counselling plays in supporting parents and helping them ‘open up’ about their experience with having…

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Inclusion training with Ndinogona

(an uHambo foundation initiative) At the beginning of 2019, Siyakwazi undertook an exciting ‘partnership’ with uHambo Foundation South Africa, an NPO established in 2010 to bring about social change for all children with mobility disabilities in South Africa. The main goal of this partnership was to add to the philosophy that Siyakwazi has developed with…

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Learn & Play Club

Supporting Children with Disabilities and their parents June 2019 saw the start of our very first official Learn & Play Holiday Club. This year the team decided that they wanted to provide a more intensive learning and support environment for children with disabilities and children who are participating in the catch-up programme. The learn and…

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