HOME EDUCATION COMES OF AGE IN AFRICA! DON’T MISS THIS CONFERENCE AND EXPO OPPORTUNITY!

AFRICAN HOME EDUCATION  INDABA  2019

1st AFRICAN CONFERENCE HOSTED IN PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, ON 17 – 19 OCTOBER 2019

 

 

ABOUT THE AFRICAN HOME EDUCATION INDABA

 

Join home educators from across Africa and the globe for the first African Home Education Indaba – an opportunity to gather together and to celebrate liberty in learning.

This year the Indaba will be hosted in South Africa, from 17-19 October, 2019: three days of learning, sharing and fellowship with like-minded people. Become part of the global homeschooling family: Come and meet fellow homeschoolers from all the countries that will be represented: South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Namibia, the US, Canada and Russia. Come and encourage each other and be inspired by stories of hope and perseverance, of changed lives and restored families.

During the Global Home Education Conference 2018 in Russia, the African delegates formed an African subcommittee of the Global Home Education Exchange (ghex.world) and decided to organise an African Home Education Indaba. The purpose of the Indaba is to advance, connect, and equip the African home education community in exercising the right to home educate.

Come and experience South African hospitality, and use the opportunity to tour the beautiful country. Invite your friends who need information on home education. Themes that will be dealt with by experts from Africa, the US, Canada and Europe include legal and practical aspects, curriculum options, research and support in home education.

Delicious food and drink will be provided by homeschooling entrepreneurs, and there are rumours that homeschooling musicians will also display their talents during the Indaba.

Stand up for your child’s right to education! Home education is well-protected in international law. Parents have the right to direct the education of their children and each child has the right to receive an individualized education that best suits their needs and goals. This concept cuts across cultures, methods, and beliefs. While home educators in South Africa and across the continent are in a constant battle against government encroachment upon family and parental rights, home education is the fastest growing sector in education today – and is saving lives and families by the thousands.

Don’t miss this Indaba! Home Education has come of age in Africa – but the best is yet to come!

CONFERENCE THEMES

WELCOMING

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We are privileged to host the first Home Education Indaba in Pretoria, South Africa. This is a 3 day conference and expo opportunity with local and overseas speakers, discussing relevant themes with regards to home education in Africa.  Attendees can also look forward to networking and much discussion during tea times. The film “Selftaught” will be shown one night, and on the other evening there will be a potjiekos competition, the PRETORIA DECLARATION will be signed, and the 21 st birthday of the Pestalozzi Trust will be celebrated. Curriculum materials will also be exhibited.

KEY SPEAKERS

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Mike Donnelly (HSLDA, USA) HOME EDUCATION IS A HUMAN RIGHT 

Gerald Huebner (Chairman, GHEC, Canada) YOU CAN HOME EDUCATE, ITS YOUR RIGHT AND IT WORKS!

Martie du Plessis (Dynamis, SA) UNCAPPED EDUCATION

Liz Gitonga (Chairman, EACH, Kenya) BUILDING HOME SCHOOLING ORGANIZATION IN AFRICA)

Karin van Oostrum (Pestalozzi Trust, SA) HOME EDUCATION IN PRACTICE

Canute Waswa (EACH, Kenya) HOME EDUCATION IN AFRICA

 

THEMES AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

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HOME EDUCATION IN AFRICA: A HUMAN RIGHT (Chair: GERALD HUEBNER – Canada.)  SPEAKERS:  Mike Donnelly  – HSLDA, USA : Home education is a Human Right; Peter Stock – HSLDA, Canada: Home Education is a Human Right; Alexey Komov – Russia: Freedom in Education; Canute Waswa – Kenya: Home Education in Africa. Is it influential in a Plural Continent?

 

RESEARCH ON HOME EDUCATION (Chair: Christopher Cordeiro) SPEAKERS: Dr Brian Ray – USA; Dr Deborah Bell – USA; Jacqueline Morkel – SA; Jenny Steytler – SA.

 

SUPPORT FOR DADS IN HOME EDUCATION (Chair: GODFREY KYAZZE – UGANDA) SPEAKERS: GERALD HUEBNER – CANADA, CANUTE WASWA – KENYA.

 

THE PRACTICE OF HOME EDUCATION AND CURRICULUM CHOICES (Chair: Tina van Deventer – SA, Liz Gitonga – Kenya) SPEAKERS: Martie du Plessis – SA: Uncapped Education; Irina Shamolina – Russia: Classical Conversation as a homeschool curriculum; Hugo Mendes – SA: Cambrilearn; Coleen Cronje – SA: Brainline; Marc Ries – SA: Love2learn; Bev Huebner – Canada: Homeschooling young ones; Karin van Oostrum – SA: The secret of successful home education.

 

THE BELA BILL AND STATE INVOLVEMENT IN HOME EDUCATION (Chair: Christopher Cordeiro) PANEL DISCUSSION: Gerald Huebner Chairman, GHEC – Canada; Peter Stock – HSLDA, Canada; Bouwe van der Eems – Chairman Pestalozzi Trust; Liz Gitonga, Canute Waswa, Godfrey Kyazze – Executive committee, EACH. 

 

HOMESCHOOL REVOLVES AROUND MOM (Chair: Mary Muriuki – Kenya) SPEAKERS: Betsy Ray USA, Liz Gitonga – Kenya, Lucy Muriuki – Kenya, Reinette Blignaut – SA: The Autistic Child.

 

 

HOME EDUCATION IN THE COMMUNITY (Chair: Liz Gitonga – EACH, Kenya) SPEAKERS: Mary Muriuki – EACH, Kenya: The African Home Education Model; Guzel Gurdus – Russia: Homeschool Support Centre; Gerald and Bev Huebner – Canada: Homeschooling Grandchildren

 

SUPPORT IN HOME EDUCATION (Chair: Bouwe van der Eems – Chairman, Pestalozzi Trust, SA) PANEL DISCUSSION on A PLAN OF ACTION FOR HOME ED ASSOCIATIONS: Liz Gitonga – EACH, Kenya; Victor Sabbe – CHE, SA; Sybil Msezane – Pan African Home Education Association. PANEL DISCUSSION on LEGAL DEFEND FUND – A NECESSITY OR A LUXURY? Peter Stock – HSLDA, Canada; Canute Waswa – EACH, Kenya; Karin van Oostrum – Pestalozzi Trust, SA

 

HOME EDUCATION IN A COMPLEX CONTINENT (Chair: Canute Waswa, Kenya) SPEAKERS: Mandla Mtembu – SA,AEE Africa; Africa a cradle of a new kind of Education; Godfrey Kyazze – Uganda: A biblical Model of Home Education; Langa Klaaste –  SA: Unschooling with a young family; Marie Kuhlmann – Namibia: Unschooling as a life style

 

 

 

registration fees

  • HOME EDUCATION INDABA (3 day conference and expo) : $ 32 (R450early bird  pay before 30th of September 2019.
  •  HOME EDUCATION INDABA (3 day conference and expo) : $ 41 (R575) pay on 1st of October 2019 or later.

Children: free. (Parents need to provide their child’s own food for the day).

 

* SPECIAL OFFER WITH EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION*

 

Complimentary Pestalozzi Trust workshop with Karin van Oostrum or a complimentary DYNAMIS seminar with Martie Du Plessis. The Dynamis offer is valid for a seminar in Montana, Centurion or Clarens and does not include meals). Contact Karin or Martie with proof of registration at karin@pestalozzi.org or marie.duplessis@gmail.com

 

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