For rural township children there is basically no provision for any child with a special need as worldwide it is acknowledged that approximately 10% of all people suffer from dyslexia. The lack of support for such children was obvious when visiting the rural township schools. (the children could not even repeat the alphabet.)
In 2013, we introduced an online dyslexia course to the schools in one of the communities, KwaNyuswa, covering the cause of dyslexia, the impact and the strategies that could be employed to help those with dyslexia.
27 teachers gave up 4 hours of their personal time for ten weeks to complete the course and pass. These teachers are now being encouraged to seek ways of implementing what they have learnt within the schools. In addition, the international dyslexia Association in the UK has been very supportive and also provide an online course which we are introducing to teachers in schools in other communities in the Valley of 1000 Hills.
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