Opportunity

Simanyene Center for the Disabled - Special Education Teachers

The Position

The Simanyene Center for the Disabled in Cape Town, South Africa, is looking for certified Special Education Teachers who are kind, patient, loving, and have a heart for children and adults who are less fortunate and have mild to severe physical and intellectual disabilities.

The Need

South Africa is very behind in caring for the needs of the disabled. Their schools and special centers are full. Many children are left at home, by themselves, with no schooling whatsoever, especially in the impoverished communities. The government simply cannot handle the need. Waiting lists to get into special schools can take years. Our children come from an impoverished community with little to no help for therapy and additional training. The Center caters to 22 children/young adults with disabilities and is in need of Special Education Teachers to help. There is also a need to assess our older learners for job skills and begin a "workshop" where they could learn to be productive in their society.

The Impact

Simanyene Center for the Disabled exists to glorify God by supporting children and young adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. The Center is a ministry of Simanyene Bible Church. Our mission is to help each individual reach their full, God-given potential.


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