About Us

Our story

El-Shalem was established in January 2013. We are located in Centurion and offer a safe, nurturing environment. We address the spiritual, social, cognitive and physical requirements of children who are delicately different.

Our highly specialized and experienced team of enthusiastic tutors, facilitators and support staff provide a unique, relaxed, safe and creative learning environment to our children.

John 7:38

Jesus said: 'Streams of living water will flow from deep within the person who believes in Me.

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Our therapists



What do we offer?

Small Classes

We tailor-make programs to unlock the full potential of your child. We have a maximum of 10 learners per class with 1 tutor and 2 facilitators.

Healthy Food

We believe proper nutrition is vital, therefore, we offer a healthy breakfast, lunch and a morning and afternoon snack/fruit.

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Life Skills

• Personal care and hygiene
• Food preparation and cooking

• Feeding goals and implementation

• Domestic skills



• Kinder-Kinetics
• Speech-Therapy
• Physio-Therapy

*At own cost

Therapy Team


We assist children and young adults with

- Cognitive challenges
- Motor development deficiency
- Speech loss; limited or no speech
- People on the autism spectrum
- Any syndrome: diagnosed or not
- Minor visual and hearing impairment
- Cerebral palsy

Who do we cater for?

Children and young adults with unique requirements, especially those who can’t or won’t be accommodated anywhere else.

How Can You Help?

We welcome anyone who wants to get involved.

Our team currently consists of 2 managers, 3 tutors, 1 head facilitator, 7 facilitators, 2 assistant facilitators and 2 cooks



  • B.A. Hons – Augmentative and Alternative Communication – University of Pretoria
  • Accounting Diploma – Unisa
  • 17 years’ experience in the disability environment


  • B.A. Hons – Semitic Languages – NW University
  • B.Th. – University of Pretoria
  • B.Ed. Foundation Phase – Unisa
  • 11 years’ experience in the disability environment