In the words of the late American stage, film and television actress Mary Tyler Moore, “Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you”
It is through her adversity, and life’s unforeseen challenges that founder of Nkanyezi Tuition Centre, Sbonga Zungu was inspired and encouraged to embark on this journey of creating a safe space, and a place of hope not only for children and their parents/guardians, but for the nurturing or talents and potential. Amid her son’s diagnosis with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 2012 ,Ms Zungu, and her husband struggled to secure a school that would accommodate their 5-year-old son at the time. The intention was to locate an institution that would embrace Nkanyezi’s unique innate talents, encourage his creativity, while supporting his mental and physical development. Customized attention has always been a crucial need to ensure that their son is afforded a conducive place of learning, and mental growth while the focus on the child’s ‘learning-speed’ also forms part of the objective.
Being able to find a suitable school can be a tedious process, which in turn could discourage some parents. Through the birth of Nkanyezi Tuition Centre, Ms Zungu hopes to assist other parents who may have had similar journey or a lonely pathway through finding a school for their child. Operating as one of the Equation Educators SA’s 107 centres across South Africa, the Nkanyezi Tuition Centre will serve learners with special needs, from Grade R to 7. The Nkanyezi Tuition Centre focuses on learners primarily diagnosed with ASD, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia as well as other related learning and social disorders and conditions.
As an accredited Equation Educators SA Centre, Nkanyezi Tuition Centre’s boasts its team of qualified and accredited skilled educators who are dedicated to ensure that there is a seamless growth for the learners. One of the biggest goals is to promote learner empowerment through interactive means of instruction and learner-activity. Additionally, to ensure that learners receive individualised attention they deserve, a maximum of 10 learners are enrolled per Grade, with an educator and assistant educator attending to their needs.
Working within the boundaries and confinement of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) curriculum, a total of six (6) subjects are on offer: English Home Language, Afrikaans Additional Language, Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology, Social Sciences and Life Skills. Geographically located in a safe and well-populated residential area of Glen Austin, Midrand in the Gauteng Province, the Nkanyezi Tuition Centre attracts learners from different areas within the Northern side of Johannesburg. With our vision “To become the number one choice in remedial learning within the Gauteng province and be amongst the top 5 special needs learning service providers in the whole of South Africa within the next 10 years”, the Nkanyezi Tuition Centre is bound to grow into South Africa’s most preferred remedial educational institution.