DSIEF in Paarl

Marilise and Jacques Hendri

Marilise Steenkamp joins as our new Paarl-based committee member of DSIEF, working towards establishing an Early Impact programme at Kinder Ark Pre-School in Paarl.

Marilise is also our Afrikaans speaking First Contact representative. “Indien u verkies om met ‘n Afrikaanssprekende persoon te kontak, stuur jou epos aan marilise@down-syndrome.co.za

Marilise and husband De Bruyn have two boys – Jacques Hendri (6) with Down Syndrome and Daniel (3).

Marilise studied B.Comm Industrial Psychology and, inspired to work with children, qualified as a teacher in 2010.

“Seeing the smile on any child’s face, once they have mastered even the smallest thing, is what makes my heart beat faster. Each child should have at least one person they know believe in them.”
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