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Workshops at Herzlia Constantia Primary

Herzlia workshop Aug 2017

DSIEF were delighted to be invited to present some workshops at Herzlia Constantia Primary school recently. A kind invitation was extended by Principal Jos Horwitz and Special Educational Needs Coordinator Colleen Firmani to present two sessions. Herzlia Constantia is very actively involved in inclusive education of children with all manner of special needs; and currently includes […]

Inclusive Education South Africa develops leaflet on including a child with Down syndrome

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DSIEF were proud to be able to help Inclusive Education South Africa in producing their first leaflet specifically on  including a child with Down Syndrome in mainstream schools. Inclusive Education South Africa’s Caroline Taylor adds that: “This little handout was developed to assist teachers for whom it may be a new experience to include a child with Down […]

Arna wins bronze at Western Cape Gymnastics Federation District trials

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Arna Madurasinghe (9),  a graduate of DSIEF’s Early Impact programme at Noah’s Ark Preschool and currently in Grade 3 at Herzlia Constantia Primary, became the first girl with Down syndrome to compete in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics in the Western Cape. Arna scored an average of 8.075 overall. While achieving lower scores in the apparatus routines […]

2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour – cancelled!

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Entrants in the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour DSIEF Charity Group were left disappointed at the start line, following the last minute decision by organisers to cancel the event due to dangerously high winds. http://ewn.co.za/2017/03/13/ct-cycle-tour-blown-away We are grateful for the understanding shown by our riders who accepted that safety must come first. We hope to see you […]

Early Impact Open Day

Find out more about our programme for children with Down Syndrome between the ages of 3-6 years old at mainstream preprimary school. Early Impact is the first of its kind in South Africa. http://down-syndrome.co.za/projects/earlyimpactpreprimary/ There will be a short presentation and a tour of the classrooms at Noah’s Ark Pre-School, Meadowridge, Cape Town (Southern Suburbs) on […]

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