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Escape+Explore

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Congratulations to Escape +Explore Team of 15 riders who all completed the 2020 Cape Town Cycle Tour. HUGE Thanks to Ingram and Georgie Casey, founders and directors of DSIEF, for challenging their specialist adventure guides at their private adventure tour company Escape+Explore to jump on their bikes – and into the (in)famous banana suit in […]

2020 Cape Town Cycle Tour

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DSIEF is happy to announce that we are once again entering a charity group in the Cape Town Cycle Tour, to be held on Sunday 8 March 2020. DSIEF have 20+ entries for the third consecutive year, we are are recognised presence on the tour. We did so amazingly well last year, raising more than R25k! […]

2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour

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Join us on the start line at the Grand Parade on Sunday, 10th March 2019. R850 entry fee plus minimum R1000 sponsorship, includes DSIEF cycling shirt. Contact las@down-syndrome.co.za or 074 180 4895.   DSIEF have 25 entries this year, in line with our strategy to grow every year. We did so amazingly well last year, […]

Workshops at Herzlia Constantia Primary

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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 […]

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