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 Motor Cognitive & Maths…

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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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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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