• 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...
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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Understanding Autism in Rural Communities

Siyakwazi works with children with a variety of disabilities. Including sensory, physical and cognitive. The cognitive conditions are sometimes the most difficult to identify in a child as they are not obvious. For many children, cognitive disabilities may result in some learning barrier which can limit their integration into mainstream school. As part of 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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Learning with Lego

Heron Bridge College have been involved in distributing Lego Play Boxes as part of their mission and outreach programmes. In the last 2 years, Heron Bridge have distributed over 180 boxes to various communities as well as training the participants on the Lego programme. The boxes are used mainly for the beginning of more formal […]

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Heronbridge College Gets Hands on with Community Outreach

On 23 April 2017, a group of enthusiastic Grade 11’s from Heronbridge College made their way down from a somewhat colder Gauteng to join the Siyakwazi team and teachers at Madabalaza ECD Centre in Kwanzimakwe. It was a week of community outreach and collaboration, inspiring new learnings and important reflections to take home. Cathy shares […]

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