The Eastern Cape Home Schooling Association (ECHSA) have had the dream of creating a representative structure that would be able to bring the concerns of the homeschooling community straight to the ears of those who have the power to make a difference. In October last year, that long-held aspiration has come to fruition in SANHSA, an association run by homeschoolers, for homeschoolers, uniting all of us who love to educate our own children.
We see SANHSA as a wedge and a funnel; first, we need to wedge the way open in these structures, and then we will be able to funnel our collective concerns to create a safe space for our movement to flourish.
Our mission is:
● To get into the DBE meetings where homeschooling is to be discussed to give input from home educators at that contact point.
● To help the flow of information to the DBE from our movement and from the DBE to home educators, so everyone is informed.
● To create a participatory governance structure for SANHSA that brings accountability to the leadership and a voice to home educators in South Africa.
We now have direct contact with key role-players within government. This has huge implications for us as a homeschooling community and as a nation. We can be heard. We can collaborate. We can educate the government on what homeschooling is and the beautiful solution it offers for families on all socio-economic levels. We can make a real difference. Through your association, you can have a say and be heard. This is a watershed moment in the history of home education and something we are very excited to be part of.
Here is a list of all of the associations that you can become a part of to make a contribution to our beautiful movement.
1. Gauteng – Gauteng Association for Legal Homeschooling (GALHE)
Alma Lubbe Moodley –
2. Eastern Cape – Eastern Cape Home Schooling Association (ECHSA)
Natascha Yazbek –
3. Western Cape – Western Cape Homeschool Association
Marwaan Abdul –
4. North West – North West Association for Home Education
Sadiyah Mosam Ameen & Liezel Brand & Chane Steyn –
5. Kwa-Zulu Natal – Kwa-Zulu Natal Homeschool Association
Marinda Erwee –
6. Free State – Free State Association for Legal Home Education
Tayyibah Suleman –
C. SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
Fatima Bham –
2. Education Expert Coalition & Homeschooling Association SA Union
3. Institute for Digital Education and Home school Support