The Camphill Movement
The Camphill movement was founded by Dr Karl Koenig and a group of close associates in 1939 in Scotland. The first community was a school for disabled children, set within the context of a shared communal life. The school flourished and led to the founding of other Camphill centres, some offering schooling, some training for disabled people and others long term employment and sheltered living.
The Camphill movement now includes more than 100 centres in 18 countries. Each centre is affiliated to the international Camphill movement, but is managed and financed independently.
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Camphill Community Trust was established in Botswana in 1974 to provide services to people with special needs. It includes the following three divisions, all located at the village of Otse in the South East District.
Rankoromane School offers residential care and primary school education for children with learning difficulties from the ages of 5 to 14 years. Enrolment is currently 56 of which 51 are residential and 5 come to school daily from the local community.
Legodimo Youth Training offers pre-vocational training and support to people leaving Rankoromane School and other young people with learning difficulties. The training includes vocational skills such as horticulture, catering and crafts, functional skills such as literacy, numeracy and IT as well as personal / social skills. Enrolment is currently 30 students. It has a two year programme that prepares learners for further training at Motse Wa Badiri Training.
Motse Wa Badiri Training offers further Foundation training in the same three areas of vocational, functional and personal / social skills in a two year programme including preparation and support for the transition back into the community and employment or other sustainable life choices.
Motse wa Badiri Training also offers supported living and sheltered employment for a number of people who feel the need to stay longer.
Camphill Community Trust is also part of CARA (Camphill Africa Regional Association) which supports collaboration between the Camphill communities in the region and represents these in the international Camphill movement.
Members of the Campill Africa Regional Association include:
Camphill Community Trust (Botswana)