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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ITEC Literacy Centre

Our Literacy Centre at ITEC is the vibrant hub of our outreach work in libraries and literacy for children.

The core of our work is with adults – the primary school teachers and early childhood development practitioners who are keen to promote a love of reading amongst their children.

Our Literacy Facilitators help teachers to select appropriate books, to set up and manage their classroom libraries and – most important – inspire children to love reading.  Children love meeting every week to have fun in their Reading Clubs!

Teachers can make use of our block loan system to make sure their reading collections are a mix of favourites and fresh, exciting new materials.

In partnership with Wordworks, a Capetown based literacy non-profit, we run the STELLAR programme. We worked with Grade R teachers from six local schools in 2016, and with a further 6 in 2017.  In addition, we work with Grade R teachers from four schools in Jingqi, a deep rural area near Willowvale, where we also run the Wordworks Every Word Counts programme for families and young children.