Early Learning in ECD

Our work with ECD Centres in kwaNzimakwe has seen enormous growth and success in the last few years. Our emphasis for 2019 has been to focus on children from 0-2 years and raise the quality of learning. Preventing developmental delays. The focus for this is to capacity-build practitioners and increase their confidence in implementing quality […]

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Sinezwi – ‘We have a voice’

On 4 May, Siyakwazi was fortunate enough to host London-based disability rights activist, Lord Kevin Shinkwin. Forty parents from the tribal authority kwaNzimakwe came to hear Lord Shinkwin’s testimony and also share their own stories about living with disability. The event is one of several awareness drives that Siyakwazi has been involved in this year […]

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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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Early Identification in ECD

With some out of the box thinking and collaboration to kick off 2018, Siyakwazi worked on developing a new early identification tool which will be put into action in the first Term. Our aim is to reach the estimated 5000+ children across ECD centres and Grade R in 2018 and screen for any red flag […]

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Izinga Visits

‘Izinga’ in Everything we do

Term 3 saw the start of our Izinga visits. ‘Izinga’ translated from Zulu means ‘quality’. The visits were all about ensuring consistent quality in everything that Siyakwazi does.  Makhosi Shusha, who oversees and manages Siyakwazi’s team of Siyasizas explains that quality is an important element of seeing improvement in the children which Siyakwazi supports. The […]

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A teacher, with a difference

August was women’s month and so we took the opportunity to celebrate some of the empowered women that we work with. One of these women was a teacher at Fundukuzenzela ECD Centre. Zakhona has been working as a teacher for just over a year. She has shown great passion for what she does and always […]

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