* Photo courtesy of Cape Argus, Friday, 19 March 2004

‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’ – Nelson Mandela

Principals Meetings

All principals/supervisors of special education care centres / 24-hour facilities, for people with severe or profound intellectual disability, meet once every quarter to discuss issues. A special focus is on governance, compliance, and organisational management.

Programme for Self-Advocates

A WCFID Programme, started in 2001 until 2018 and resumed in 2023, intends to teach young adults with intellectual disability about their rights and how to advocate for their rights, wants and needs.

A person in the process of Self-advocacy: “…learning how to speak for yourself, making your own decisions about your own life, learning how to get information so that you can understand things that are of interest to you, finding out who will support you in your journey, knowing your rights and responsibilities, problem solving, listening and learning, reaching out to others when you need help; friendship, and learning about self-determination.” Wright PWD Self-Advocacy 2014. Available at: