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. 


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 [...]

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 [...]

Fun at the ITEC Charity Golf Day

We had a great Golf Day as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations. A sunny day, beautiful scenery, lots of fun and laughter, and super prizes! Many thanks to our participants and to our sponsors. All proceeds from the Golf Day will go to our child-friendly projects.

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ITEC Golf Day

We are excited to be holding a Golf Day to raise funds for our children’s projects! The Golf Day is a part of ITEC’s birthday celebrations – we have been putting children’s education and development first for 30 years!

 

ITEC is 30 years old, and the focus is still on children

ITEC is 30 years old this year! We are planning a series of events to celebrate over the year, culminating in our AGM in September.

We kicked off our birthday celebrations with a focus on the needs of young children, a theme that has run through ITEC’s work for the past 30 years. Over 70 [...]

International Book Giving Day

Giving a book to a child is so simple, and can make such a difference.

14th February is International Book Giving Day, when people around the world make an extra effort to provide children with books. Stories and books are not only a source of joy and pleasure to children (and adults), but also [...]

Welcome, 2017

AGM Keynote address: Early Literacy, poverty and social inequality

We were excited to have Brian Ramadiro, Deputy Director of the Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development, give the keynote address at ITEC’s Annual General Meeting in September.

Brian’s powerful talk resonated with everyone in the room. He spoke of the enduring link between early literacy, poverty, and social inequality in modern South [...]

‘Leading for Reading’ Imbizo

How do we ensure that all children can read fluently by the end of Grade 3?

That was the key question discussed by primary school principals, heads of the Foundation Phase, and Uitenhage Education officials at the ‘Leading for Reading’ Imbizo in Jeffreys Bay on 21 September.

In his keynote address, Professor Brahm Fleisch of [...]

ECD Forum meeting on 19 July 2016

The new National Integrated Early Childhood Development policy was up for discussion at the ECD Forum meeting on 19 July, 2016, which was co-hosted by the Network of Early Childhood Training Agencies (NECTA). The Forum Chairperson, Ms Michele Kay, gave an overview of the policy, after which participants explored the implications of the policy. We [...]