A Guide to Dyslexia in Africa: The Way Forward

Addressing the challenges faced by people with dyslexia, their families and their educators who are trying to address their needs, requires a range of interventions. The treatment of dyslexia in Africa presents some challenges of its own. This post will guide you through some of the issues surrounding dyslexia in Africa today.

These include the following:

• Defining and diagnosing dyslexia
• Specific issues unique to dyslexia in Africa
• How Africans can engage in these issues
• What prac... [Read Full Article]
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Dealing with dyslexia

Dyslexia is a serious reading problem which can stunt learners’ progress EDUCATIONAL psychologists estimate that 15% of learners have serious reading problems. Dyslexics are among them.

Dyslexia is a serious reading problem which can stunt learners’ progress EDUCATIONAL psychologists estimate that 15% of learners have serious reading problems. Dyslexics are among them. Dyslexic children will reverse words, write letters back to ... [Read Full Article]
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Dyslexia Awareness Conference

This conference, Integrating the Dyslexic Learner: Challenges for Students, Families and Educators, aims to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people with dyslexia their families and the educators who are trying to address their needs.

The conference, organised by the Mail & Guardian newspaper and the NGO Strive International, brings together local and international experts on dyslexia, young people and adults with dyslexia, parents, caregivers and policy makers to share their ... [Read Full Article]
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Strive International founder Christine Asiko featured on United Succes

Strive International founder Christine Asiko featured on United Succes

Redefining the delivery of education to meet the needs of people who think and consequently learn differently is a priority. In order to make meaningful change Strive International invites you as individuals, learning institutions and businesses to p... [Read Full Article]
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Strive International now on Facebook

Strive International launches Facebook page

Dear Friends,

Today we launch the Strive International charity campaign via the most popular social media engine Facebook.

The idea is to publicise the work that Strive International (registered number 113439) is undertaking. Strive Int... [Read Full Article]
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African Education for 21st Century Africans

The last five years have seen unprecedented economic progress for much of Africa. A surprising surge of popular defiance in the face of autocratic regimes in North Africa also promises to bring waves of social and political reforms across the continent. However, if we do not transform and adapt our failing public educational systems with urgency, these promising trends, which hold real potential for moving millions out of poverty and enabling Africa to take its proper place in the world arena, could stall out.

The stark reality is that our education systems are not nurturing young people with the relevant skills to keep pace with such rapid economic and political transformations. The new economic trends challenge the perception that Africa can only make p... [Read Full Article]
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January 2009 Mityana Charity - Registered charity no. 1068825 - Uganda news letter

It was brilliant to have Christine Asiko, a Consultant on Special Educational Needs, giving her time to visit Mityana. Christine and Cathy Boobbyer spent a lot of time helping teachers in Mityana to understand the needs of the children with Special Educational Needs.

Special thanks go to Christine who led an excellent and very successful Forum for teachers and educationalists. We know that the M.P. for Mityana has expressed the hope that Christine will return and follow up this good work. [Read Full Article]
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