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Introduction

Welcome to our Education page, which is still under construction. We hope to have it completed soon. Check back soon!

Children & the youth are the future of South Africa, persons with disabilities make up approximately 7% of the population. Ordinary schools with an inclusive orientation are the most effective means of combating discriminatory attitudes, creating welcoming communities, building an inclusive society and achieving education for all and also improve the efficiency and ultimately the cost-effectiveness of the entire education system.

Organisations & Companies That Assist

There are now various Organizations and Companies that specialize in Education For All and can advise you on how to adapt your building & environment to make sure that persons with disabilities have equal rights and no loss of dignity. The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA), Bradshaw LeRoux Consulting and specialize in Universal Design and Access to make sure that persons with disabilities are not excluded from any events, services, information, communication, products and venues. These Organizations and Companies can assist in different ways including:

Higher and Further Education Disability Services Association (HEDSA): HEDSA is an advocacy and rights-based non-profit organisation representing disability services in Higher and Further Education Institutions in South Africa, and is recognised and endorsed by the Department of Higher Education and Training, as well as being accepted as a community of practice by Universities South Africa. HEDSA comprises of institutions of Higher and Further Education and Training, striving to ensure equal opportunities for all students with disabilities.

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Education Fund: One of QASA’s main areas of focus is that of developing the skills and thereby the employment potential of people with disabilities. Historically, people with disabilities have been prevented from gaining basic and further qualifications through physical and attitudinal barriers to access to such opportunities. QASA has a number of initiatives to tackle these barriers and provide opportunities for people with disabilities to gain skills and qualifications, these include the provision of education bursaries and facilitating skills development through internships; Employment Support through learnerships and promoting small businesses owned by persons with disabilities.

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Disclaimer

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References

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Higher Education Disability Services Association - HEDSA