Child Protection Week 2022

Child Protection Week 2022

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Government advocates for the protection of children during Child Protection Week 31 May 2022 Government has noted with concern various incidents of child abuse, which have been reported on the media. These include kidnapping, bullying of children at schools and on the internet, as well as food poisoning of children, amongst others. These acts against children are unacceptable. Government calls on all South Africans to commemorate the National Child Protection Week, 29 May – 5 June 2022, to raise awareness about the rights of children as articulated in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and in the Children's Act. Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, said: “We thank the media, as a partner of government, for their role in raising awareness of these criminal acts committed against children.…
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World Teachers Day 2021

World Teachers Day 2021

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WCED celebrates World Teachers’ Day with a month-long campaign to thank our teachers   The 5th of October is World Teachers’ Day, a day on which teachers across the world are celebrated. Throughout the month of October, the Western Cape Education Department will be acknowledging all our educators for making an ever-lasting impact on the lives of our learners, both past and present. The teaching profession needs to be acknowledged for the important role it plays in the development and growth of any society. Teachers truly are the backbone of our society and should continuously be acknowledged for their contribution towards all the professions and occupations we have in our society today. The WCED has launched a campaign with the hashtag #ThankATeacher, to encourage the public to thank a specific…
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Basic Education on suspension of contact sports in schools with immediate effect

Basic Education on suspension of contact sports in schools with immediate effect

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19 May 2021 Contact sports suspended with immediate effect in schools   The Council of Education Ministers has taken a decision to suspend all contact sports in schools with immediate effect. The decision was taken in a virtual meeting held this morning.    Non-contact sport training in schools can continue provided that all social distancing, hygiene and safety measures are observed and that there is no physical contact between participants during training.    In 2021, after the reopening of schools and consultations with education stakeholders, the DBE gazetted directions allowing non-contact sport, sports related activities and school-based art and cultural activities to resume without spectators, subject to adherence of safety measure.    Further, on 12th February 2021, Minister of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga gazetted directions on school sports and…
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HOW IESA NAVIGATED THIS COVID PANDEMIC

HOW IESA NAVIGATED THIS COVID PANDEMIC

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On the 15th of March, the South African president declared a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act – which included a national lockdown and closure of all schools. This situation required Inclusive Education South Africa and all other educational stakeholders, to adapt and become innovative. In these unprecedented times we stepped up to ensure quality teaching and learning continues and that no child is left behind? IESA gave input to Government departments with respect of impact and effect of decisions, closing and opening of schools and ECD Centres, gave input into protocols for returning to workspace and kept funders up to date with the realities on the ground. Whilst difficult, uncomfortable, and disruptive, IESA embraced technology, strengthened its communications, learnt new skills, built partnerships, and…
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From the desk of the President

From the desk of the President

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Dear Fellow South African, If we are to ensure that the recovery of our economy and society in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is meaningful, then we need to ensure that all South Africans are included and that all benefit. This was one of the key views that emerged from the meeting of the Presidential Working Group on Disability that was held virtually last week. The Working Group brings together several sectoral organisations and government departments to guide the realisation of the social and economic rights of persons with disabilities. Significantly, the meeting took place on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The government delegation underlined our priority to mainstream the rights of persons with disabilities across government planning, and to ensure all departments are held to strict…
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THANK YOU

THANK YOU

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Inclusive Education would like to thank all our participants that attended our Online Remote Inclusion in ECD workshops during 2020. The training (via Whatsapp) was well received from all participants. Please stay safe and remember - Wear a mask, Clean your hands and Keep a safe distance!! See you in 2021...  
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IESA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

IESA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

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Dear Colleague/Friend/Supporter of Inclusive Education South Africa HELP us to continue empowering our educators during the COVID-19 pandemic so that ALL children in SA have access to quality education. ✋ HOW CAN YOU HELP ?   🤷                                          ‍ It's easy and it takes less than 5mins ! ⌚ Go to www.myschool.co.za 👀➡ Choose the " GET YOUR FREE CARD" option. 😉 Complete your personal details  👌 Select Inclusive Education SA to be your main beneficiary.  ✔ Present your card when you shop at Woolworths 👍 “That’s how simple it is to help us provide education to every child in SA”
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