Sponsor a child

 
Would you or your company like to sponsor a special needs child to an education at Bloom Centre?
 
We have some incredible under privileged children who are desperate to have the opportunity of attending Bloom Centre and the only thing standing in their way is finances. If this is an area you would like to explore please contact us below so we can provide you with more information, BEE info and potential candidates and their stories. Please also see other victory stories of how special needs intervention has transformed the life of children who have been given an opportunity at our centre.
 


Nkosana's story

Thanks to the sponsorship of a generous company, Nkosana Buthelezi started school at Bloom in October 2017 and has thrived ever since.

He soon started communicating his needs and wants in a socially appropriate way, and he now has the level of endurance to complete educational tasks. He has learnt to swim in his weekly aqua therapy sessions and he can identify all his colours in English. His mom, Monica said she is so proud of Nkosana’s progress.

“He is doing so well and he can count now. When I show him photos of the children at Bloom, he can name them all and he gets so excited to go to school everyday,” said Monica.

 


Or sponsor a teacher

The Palm Tree Class
Teacher Courtney Caulfield leads the Palm Tree Team and has a special interest in the varied diagnoses amongst these learners. Teacher Liezel Engelbrecht is Teacher Support for the class and enjoys encouraging early literacy and numeracy skills with the older learners. Teacher Assistant Ceby assists the learners in this class and has a natural gift with connecting with learners and making them feel safe and loved. The Palm Tree Team is currently a large one as this is our largest class at 9 children. We are hoping to start a second mixed-ability class soon.
The Willow Tree Class
The Willow Tree Team is led by Teacher Tarma Freeman, who has special interest and training in ASD, and Teacher Assistant Constance Gumbo who has an innate ability to connect with each child, and provide the necessary structure and stimulation to see them flourish.
The Oak Tree Class
The Oak Tree Team is led by Teacher Colani Homan who has a desire to usher ASD learners into their full academic potential and Teacher Assistant Valeria Mapimbiro who is naturally intuitive to the needs and communication styles of ASD learners.