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.

  If you would like to donate, please contact us at 043 7438333. We have Section 18A status -  your donation is tax deductible. 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Early Education Programme Manager

ITEC is looking for an Early Education Programme Manager that will oversee and support the management and integration of all ITEC Early Childhood Development (ECD); Early Literacy and any other related Early Education (EE) project.

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Submit your CV with three traceable referees and a covering letter to Ms Wendy Alexander at ITEC by Friday 23 November 2018 16:00. Email: / or deliver / post to ITEC, 8 Park Avenue, East London 5201; Fax mail 086 614 1549. Late applications will not be considered.

If you have not heard from ITEC by 7 December 2018, please assume your application has not been successful. ITEC reserves the right not to make an appointment for this position.

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!

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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.


Classroom libraries make all the difference

Ayanda Mxhalisa tells how her daughter has benefitted from having a classroom library at her school. ITEC rotates large block loans of delightful books to participating teachers.