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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Siyakwazi 2018: A Year in Review

Highlights form our 2018 Annual Report For Siyakwazi, 2018 was a year of many changes and accelerated growth. The introduction of new systems and tools assisted greatly in consolidating the work that we do. It is heart-warming that we have so many individuals and organisations supporting and getting behind what we do. Although we still […]

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The physical side of working with children with disabilities

Siyakwazi have been fortunate enough to receive support from Grace Hughes Physiotherapy since 2017. Physiotherapy is a critical component of the support provided to the children with disabilities that we work with. Physio services at the local clinic of KwaNzimakwe are intermittent and are only available maximum once a month per child. Since March 2018, […]

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Sthelo and Grace

Success in our NCB Programme: Sthelo’s Story

Sthelwesihle Sikobi is 3 years old, he has Congenital Hydrocephaly, a condition whereby a person is born with excessive cerebral spinal fluid on the brain. For many children the barriers experienced because of this condition can both be physical and cognitive. In Sthelo’s case strength and mobility have been major concerns, he is also delayed […]

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Siyakwazi’s First Holiday Club for 2018

We are so excited about the success of our recent Holiday Club which took place from 25 – 29 June 2018. Over the years we have hosted our Holiday Club to support children’s learning outside of the classroom, promote literacy and numeracy skills, offer a safe space for children to learn, and of course make […]

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Linathi with the NCB team

Celebrating our NCB Programme

Linathi Faku, age 7 years old, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy in 2012.  He has also been diagnosed with developmental delays. Linathi, like many children with disabilities who live in rural South Africa, is unable to attend a mainstream schooling environment. Linathi began working with Siyakwazi’s Non-Centre Based (NCB) programme in August 2015.  Together with […]

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inclusion

Implementing an Inclusive Learning Model

21 March is celebrated in South Africa as Human Rights Day. It is also celebrated amongst the International Community as World Down Syndrome Day. According to the World Down Syndrome Day website ‘What I bring to my community’ is a key theme for this year’s celebration. We take a look back to an article that […]

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Siyakwazi 2017: A Year in Review

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 ANNUAL REPORT 2017 was a great year for growth at Siyakwazi. Our success would not be possible without the generosity and commitment from so many companies and individuals who assist with funding and make what we do possible. From monthly donations to, collecting waste, to donations for our second-hand shop and […]

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Schools Outreach

Spreading Awareness about what we do in Kwanzimakwe’s Schools

November saw the team embark on an outreach programme at the schools in Kwanzimakwe to support the partnerships and relationships that we have endeavoured to develop over the years. The programme involved an information session with HOD’s and Principals to create awareness about the importance of inclusion in education and how Siyakwazi can actively support […]

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LEGO Training

More learning with LEGO

Siyasizas, Matha and Makhosi, joined the LEGO team for their second time in Johannesburg for an interactive training session earlier in September. The training was organized and sponsored by HeronBridge College and was a continuation from an outreach that the school had participated in earlier this year.  The official courses were Playbox Level 2 and […]

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