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Siyakwazi’s Resource Centre Expansion

What a momentous occasion to mark, the completion of Siyakwazi’s Resource Centre expansion. It was only just 5 years ago that Siyakwazi’s services were operating out of borrowed space from the Masakhane Community Centre. Monthly team meetings involved flasks of coffee and tea and biscuits passed around. The filing system consisted of each Siyasiza keeping…
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Siyakwazi on the Move

MEDIA RELEASE SAMCT donates vehicle to allow more Support for Children with Disabilitiesand Learning ChallengesFor Immediate Release19 October 2022Walking up to 10km a day or attempting to access unreliable public transport is a thing of the past for therapists and field workers at a KwaZulu-Natal south coast organisation committed to assisting historically disadvantaged children with…
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Celebrating Success: One Family’s Story

Zandile and her daughter live in the Manzamhlophe area of kwaXolo joined Siyakwazi’s Inclusion programme in 2019. Nosipho, Siyakwazi’s kwaXolo area manager, was conducting door to door awareness to share with the community about the work that Siyakwazi is doing. Zandile’s daughter is a child with Cerebral Palsy (CP) who was diagnosed at birth. She…
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Timion Devices Supporting Special Needs

Timion is a non-profit organisation based in the Eastern Cape which designs and builds assistive devices for children with severe to profound disabilities, graciously donated equipment to some of the children participating in Siyakwazi’s therapy programme earlier this year. The team have been busy over the last month with the distribution of these devices which…
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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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Therapy Block Week 2021

In April 2021, Siyakwazi hosted its first therapy block week at the Resource Centre. The week followed an intense 5 day training session with 5 parents and their children. The focus of the training was to showcase to parents how to understand and support their child’s individual needs. Because the nature of the therapy week…
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Parent Testimonies

We recently touched base with some of the parents to ask their feedback about their experience and observe where they are at. Whilst the process of being supported by Siyakwazi has helped lift some of the burden for these parents, Inclusion and the support of parents is by no means a linear process, and so…
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Together we can

Download Siyakwazi’s 2020 Annual Report A message from the Chairman: To all Siyakwazi’s stakeholders and interested parties, 2020 was not what we all expected and planned for and as you continue to read through this report, you will notice that through Siyakwazi’s Covid response, there was learning, growth and a reflection that Siyakwazi’s inclusive model became more effective in many ways.…
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Zulu Dancing

Small steps to success…

July 2020 Newsletter We’re constantly reminded that when working with young children and especially those with disabilities, that small steps need to be celebrated as big achievements because they pave the foundation for all future development. Our Work under Lockdown level 3 Our way of working continues to be impacted by the Lockdown level 3…
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