• A Short Documentary by Film School Africa
    A Short Documentary by Film School Africa
    Short documentary about the work of Siyakwazi, an NGO helping children with disabilities, in the rural South African community of KwaNzimakwe in KZN.
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  • What we do
    What we do
    We focus on giving support to children within rural communities of the Ugu district, no matter what their disability, learning problem or circumstances may be, to help unlock their full potential and overcome any barriers preventing success.
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  • Our projects
    Our projects
    Catchup with Siyakwazi's blog to read about some of our latest projects and collaborations. We also offer more insight around Early Childhood Development and Special Education needs in rural communities.
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  • Donate Now
    Donate Now
    We invite you to take the opportunity to contribute to a child’s learning and development.
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  • No Child left behind...
    No Child left behind...
    Siyakwazi in the Daily Maverick: Inclusion of children with disabilities in ECD services is legislated by government, but is still in the process of becoming a reality in many communities.
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  • A Short Documentary by Film School Africa
  • What we do
  • Our projects
  • Donate Now
  • No Child left behind...

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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Growing Dreams: Siyakwazi’s Resource Centre

Siyakwazi’s Resource Centre has been a lifelong dream of our organisation. A dream conceived even before we had properly established ourselves within the KwaNzimakwe region and formalised our programmes. It is so exciting to finally see that dream grow into a reality. At the end of 2017 we saw Phase 1 of the Resource Centre […]

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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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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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Neli Silk screen printing

Siyakwazi’s ‘Learn through Play’ Bags

Following the Mather-Pike Bermuda Family Holiday in July this year, our director, Cathy returned to base with an awesome idea for a fundraising initiative that her sister-in-law Shirene Fulton had instigated. Fast track to October and we can happily say that Siyakwazi has successfully pioneered, in partnership with some awesome members of the community, its […]

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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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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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