Barriers to Learning Are Not Limited to Disability

Barriers to Learning Are Not Limited to Disability

Senzo's Story - A barrier is not only defined by disability “A barrier to learning is anything that stands in the way of a child being able to learn effectively.”   What we often fail to realise is that barriers to learning are not only limited to physical or intrinsic disabilities. *Senzo (name has been changed) is an only child of a single mother and has lived with his grandmother from birth up until his present age of three.  He is well cared for, however, when he started at his local ECD centre he was delayed with regards to milestones in comparison to his peers.  This was because he had not had appropriate stimulation at home.  He still drank milk from a baby bottle and his mannerisms were “baby-like”. Scribbling, reading activities…
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Inclusive Education South Africa Celebrates #GivingTuesdaySA

Inclusive Education South Africa Celebrates #GivingTuesdaySA

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organisations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesdaySA will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back. Inclusive Education South Africa joined the #GivingTuesdaySA Movement to encourage South Africans to make investments towards an inclusive education system that meets the needs of all children in their local public schools.   At Inclusive Education South Africa we believe quality education is without a doubt Inclusive education – together with our supporters and funders, we seek to ensure that families, educators and service providers working with children experiencing barriers to…
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FASD AND ITS IMPACT ON LEARNING

FASD AND ITS IMPACT ON LEARNING

Today is National Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day.   According to World Health Organisation (WHO), foetal alcohol syndrome is the biggest cause of mental retardation in North America, Canada and South Africa. The number of people affected by foetal alcohol syndrome is three to five times more than those with HIV and AIDS.  The highest reports of foetal alcohol syndrome cases in South Africa are in the Western Cape province, and this is believed to be as a result of the Dop system; a criteria by which wine manufacturers pay workers with alcohol. Foetal alcohol syndrome is 100 percent preventable but it cannot be cured. (Source: Western Cape Provincial Government) At Inclusive Education South Africa, our aim is to equip and facilitate a process whereby our beneficiaries feel more confident to accommodate and support learners meaningfully. …
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IESA Celebrates Heritage Day 2018

IESA Celebrates Heritage Day 2018

Today, IESA Gauteng and Western Cape branches celebrated heritage day 2018. Staff members were asked to come dressed in traditional clothing and share a few of their stories with one another as well as bring eats that represented their heritage.  A great day was had by all, as we were reminded of our rich and diverse collective histories. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="16" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="1" thumbnail_width="240" thumbnail_height="160" thumbnail_crop="0" images_per_page="20" number_of_columns="4" ajax_pagination="0" show_all_in_lightbox="0" use_imagebrowser_effect="0" show_slideshow_link="1" slideshow_link_text="[Show slideshow]" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]
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“If they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love.”

“If they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love.”

I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” Nelson Mandela Today as we celebrate Mandela Day 2018, we share a recent interview, with our director Bertha Magoge, in which we discuss and advocate that all children should be taught to appreciate the beauty that lies in diversity.   Listen to the podcast from Cape Talk Radio here        
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