The Institute of Training and Education for Capacity-building (ITEC) envisages a child-friendly South Africa where all children are able to access opportunities for optimal development.

 
We believe that children have the right to live in a safe, caring, and stimulating environment, and that they deserve the care and education that will equip them for tomorrow's world.


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Season’s Greetings

Dear friends of ITEC

May your holiday season sparkle with love, laughter and goodwill!  And may the 2019 be full of contentment and joy for everyone – particularly the children.

ITEC will be closed from 10 December 2018, and will reopen on 09 January 2019.

Good news story!

We are excited that Dienkie Dot, an ECD Centre that ITEC works with in the Humandorp area, featured in the local news recently!  We are very proud of Felicity Toll, the principal, for her hard work in establishing and growing Dienkie Dot.

Felicity, staff and children of Dienkie Dot. Photograph from RNews.

Felicity was one of our Level 5 ECD Students, and two of her staff completed their Level 4 with us, and are now studying at Level 5.  We also trained their Grade R Practitioner on the STELLAR emergent literacy programme.

ITEC has trained 18 Level 4 students in the Humansdorp area, many of whom have proceeded to Level 5.  We have now trained 38 Level 5 students there.

You can read the news story about Felicity and Dienkie Dot here.

Mandela Month, 2018

As Mr Mandela said, “Each of us, as citizens, has a role to play in creating a better world for our children”.

ITEC celebrated the generous spirit of Nelson Mandela in AmaJingqi, near Willowvale. Together with the local people, we brightened four Early Childhood Development Centres with a fresh new coat of paint in honour of Mandela Month.

Each Centre received much-needed toys and equipment, aimed to enrich the lives and learning of our future leaders!

Click on a picture to scroll through the gallery.

 

Double celebration! ECD Graduation, and STELLAR Certification

There was joy and celebration in Jeffreys Bay this week, with a double reason to feel that things are getting better for young children in the Kouga area.

We celebrated the graduation of 17 ITEC students who achieved the Further Education and Training Certificate in Early Childhood Development.  The FET:ECD is accredited at Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework, so there is every reason to be proud of our students’ hard work and commitment, and to feel confident that the young children under their care will have a high quality programme at their Centres.  The event was attended by representatives of the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, who funds this project, and the Department of Social Development.

The second celebration was for 24 Grade R teachers who have completed the STELLAR course through ITEC.  STELLAR, which was developed by Wordworks, provides Grade R teachers with materials and training that enables them to teach early language and literacy effectively.

Libraries: Heart of the Community

This year’s theme for South African Library Week, which runs from 19 – 25 March, is Libraries: Heart of the Community.

ITEC aims to place reading in the hearts and minds of teachers and children. In the two weeks building up to SA Library week, nearly 100 local teachers attending workshops on Reading Aloud to children.

We are partnering with Stirling Primary School on a book drive so that we can provide more books to schools that serve disadvantaged children.  If you would like more information, please contact the Library staff on 043 7438333.