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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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.

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

There is a unique joy in reading aloud to children – try it out on World Read Aloud Day (February 1st) and discover the magic for yourself.  Sharing a story with children forges a bond between parent and child, promotes language skills, and helps you both relax!

Asking ‘Why?’ and ‘What if?’ questions at the end of the story promotes authentic discussion and builds children’s critical thinking and self-expression skills.

Visit the official World Read Aloud Day site here:  to register your activities.  Or simply pick up a book and Read Aloud!

_happy 100_5332The ITEC Teacher’s Resource Centre is filled with Read Aloud resources and exciting ideas to celebrate stories. Please come and explore!

Welcome, 2018

Welcome to 2018!  We are back from our holidays, ready to tackle the new year with renewed vigour and enthusiasm! May your year be full of joy, and may you achieve all your goals. ???????????????????????????????

Celebrating Science at ITEC

Children from four primary schools were thrilled to demonstrate their Science Club projects at an expo at ITEC.  The projects designed and made by the children demonstrate various scientific concepts, from sound waves and percussion, to refraction, to chemical reactions.

Science Clubs encourage children to develop critical scientific thinking, and most importantly, to see the enjoyment and fun in scientific exploration.  Click through the pictures to see what the children got up to.

Mandela Day

ITEC staff teamed up with UNISA library staff for Mandela Day this year to help set up a small library for the children of Catch Projects, and read stories to the children who arrived in the afternoon.

Catch Projects does absolutely wonderful work in Mzamomhle, an informal settlement near Gonubie. Catch offers a range of recreational and educational clubs for the local children, as well as programmes for adults in the area.

We were really honoured to be able to help the children of Mzamomhle in memory of Madiba.

Click on a picture below to share our joy!