About us

The Foundation was established in 1997 with the God-given vision “to make a difference in deaf education”.

Thanks to modern technology, (hearing aids, cochlear implants, classroom amplification systems), new possibilities have opened for deaf children. By including them into mainstream education, with the necessary support, they can acquire normal spoken language and thereby reach their full potential.  

New possibilities for children with a hearing loss due to:

  • Advances in medical and audiological science - Improved and earlier diagnosis of hearing loss and availability of cochlear implants.
  • Advances in hearing aid and cochlear implant technology - Allowing maximum use of residual hearing even in those with profound hearing losses.
  • Improved knowledge of early childhood language development.

The Foundation established the Eduplex, a mainstream school for inclusive deaf education, which serves as a model for inclusive education internationally. Since its inception the Eduplex has had a 100% Grade 12 pass rate with many deaf children attaining subject distinctions. All the deaf children have attained tertiary education exemption.

Over the years the vision has been expanded to include financial support not only to deaf children and adults, but also to establish an online training institute (Eduplex Training Institute or ETI to ultimately benefit even more deaf children.
To date professionals and parents have been trained in inclusive education from more than 32 countries world-wide.

Extensive teacher training courses are held regularly throughout South Africa.

ETI has published several international books (including in the USA) as well as several publications in medical journals.

Link to Eduplex Training Institute click here

"I wanted to give up as a teacher – you have given me new hope for the future." - C Bothma, South Africa