Chaeli Campaign Inclusive Education Enrichment Centre

The Inclusive Education Enrichment Centre facilitates primary school learning for 7 students, 6 of whom are disabled. The center replicates a typical preschool day, aiming to develop students' fine and gross motor skills. In the secondary school sector, local ambassadors promote Chaeli Campaign events while learning about social entrepreneurship.
2012South Africa

CEI Plus Status

Program Results Status
Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting

Location Data

Western Cape, Free State, Northern CapeCape TownPeri-Urban, Rural, Urban
33.8% of disabled people reach the age of 20 without an education. Less than 1% of children with disabilities or special learning needs are in early childhood development centers across South Africa. The majority of students at the Chaeli Enrichment Centre were deemed “unteachable” due to limited or lack of functional communication abilities. The center employs two educators who are supported by two facilitators. Five of the students have no functional language abilities. The center is modeled on a typical pre-primary school day and runs four days a week. The center also offers on-site therapy where required, including occupational, speech, and physiotherapy, and has designed teaching material to implement in primary schools to address common barriers to learning. The center's educators currently present these modules in various schools, but have prepared teaching materials to enable educators to replicate the teaching of these modules throughout schools in South Africa. Fees for schooling are negotiated according to the economic circumstances of the family and how much they are able to pay. Some students do not pay at all.
 
The Chaeli Campaign also serves the secondary school community.  The Pay-It-Forward Ambassadors Programme seeks to develop a relationship with a group of secondary school students who want to work with The Chaeli Campaign to raise awareness through promoting events in their schools and in their communities. The program also affords students the opportunity to learn about social entrepreneurship and develop their own projects. The students commit to the program for a year and are trained by local facilitators to become agents-of-change in their communities.

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