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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. 

ITEC Teacher’s Library

Our Library helps teachers to promote a love of reading amongst the children in their classes.  

Our librarians help pre-school and primary school teachers to select appropriate books, manage classroom libraries and, most importantly, understand how to inspire reading for pleasure.  Large regular loans, for one to three months at a time, ensure that teachers have a fresh, exciting variety that caters for the reading levels and interests of everyone in their class.

As well as hosting on-demand workshops on curating a valuable school library collection or on book care, we present regular seminars that add value to our book loans:

  • Reading aloud daily, and how to follow read aloud sessions with discussion to develop language and thinking skills;
  • Encouraging children to read independently every day, and how to value and observe children’s reading choices in order to build their reading skills.

We also offer WhatsApp based courses for teachers and others who are interested in children’s reading.

We believe that all children deserve to have access to the very best books; our exemplary book collection of over 25,000 individual titles in English, isiXhosa and Afrikaans, is additional to multi-use toy sets and literacy games.  The collection has been built over a period of many years through donations from First National Battery,  Rotary Bedfordview SA, Rotary Lymm UK and Exclusive Books.