Special Needs Facilitator, joined Pathways at the end of 2004, when we were operating unofficially three days a week, with three pupils. Palesa previously assisted a family with their disabled child. She was recommended by our physiotherapist, Estelle Brown who was impressed by her ability and enthusiasm to work with disabled children. Palesa’s thirst for knowledge and talents has meant she has gained the necessary skills very quickly. She enjoys the physiotherapy activities and always keen to learn more. She loves give her pupils lots of love and cuddles, her pupils adore her.
Special Needs Teacher Caryn is a qualified nursery school teacher, she joined Pathways in February 2005, Caryn has 8 years teaching experience and 9 years experience working with her disabled niece. Caryn heads the Busy Bee Class, the most challenging class at Pathways, Caryn is 100% committed to her pupils and Pathways, she enjoys the challenge and strives to make breakthroughs and help her special children reach their highest potential.
Special Needs Teacher , Mapula joined our team in January 2009. She is qualified in health care, public relations, administration and educare. Mapula made a dramatic change in her life 5 years ago, she moved to the UK, and found herself in the world of special needs, she got a job working with children and young adults with severe autism. This changed her life direction, she returned to South Africa, turned her back on the corporate world and followed her heart and dreams of working with children. Mapula found her way to Pathways Roodepoort. Mapula is gentle and patient, she has all the skills and the heart to work with our special children.
Special Needs Teacher, Clementia joined Pathways in April 2009, she is a qualified primary school teacher with special needs experience. Clementia is vibrant and bubbly, she brings lots of colour and fun to the team, which the children and staff love.
Special Needs Facilitator, Akhona joined Pathways in February 2007. Akhona has a disabled child of her own, who attends Pathways. Akhona has undergone much training and gleaned a lot of knowledge from Pathways, which has not only has given her the skills to be a special needs facilitator, but it has helped her deal with the being a parent of a special needs child.
Special Needs facilitator, Julia joined Pathways in February 2008 Julia has many years experience stimulating and caring for disabled children. She has a natural talent with special children and is particularly interested in the physiotherapy aspect of our program. Julia is very professional and excels in all aspects of her job.
Carol-Ann Le Cordeur
Special Needs facilitator, Carol joined Pathways in September 2009. She started as a volunteer and soon became a permanent employee. Carol is currently studying Early Childhood Education and has learnt many new skills Carol brings lots of colour and energy to our team. She is a big child at heart and really gets stuck into it with her kids, which they love.
Special Needs Teacher, Denise is a qualified special needs teacher, and is currently studying for an honours degree in psychology. Denise is very professional and efficient in her approach. She adores her boys, and spoils them to bits.
Driver, Simon joined our team in January 2006 as our driver, he has many years of driving experience. Simon transports our children to and from school. He is always cheerful and friendly and is willing to assist us in any way.