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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 our…
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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 Hub Success

At the start of 2019 we were faced with a funding dilemma in that there was insufficient funding to fully support our ECD programme across all 20 ECD Centres which we worked with in 2018. We then decided to create a definite separation between our inclusion and school readiness approaches. We developed 2 ECD-based programmes…
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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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Sinekhona: We have talent

Supporting parents of children with disabilities through Skills Development At the start of June 2019, an exciting new project kicked off with the Siyakwazi team and some of their partners. ‘Sinekhono’, translated form isiZulu as ‘We have talent’ is an initiative which upskills parents/ caregivers of children with disabilities. The first project kicked off with…
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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 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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Celebrating Champions in our Schools Programme

Enkoneni Primary recognised for their excellent Inclusive Learning in 2018 Our School’s programme has continued to grow since its introduction in 2012. Because we are limited by the number of Primary Schools that we work with in Kwanzimakwe our focus lies in the quality of work that we do. This is measured by the number…
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