Motse Wa Badiri Training offers a four-year learning programme for people with learning difficulties or disabilities who are fourteen years or older and who are unable to enrol in mainstream education. The learning programme is called The Integrated Learning for Living and Work Programme (ILLP). Eighty-five students are currently enrolled in the ILLWP which aims to build a broad foundation of knowledge and skills that can foster a person’s development across three assessed areas of the curriculum:
During the last term of the four-year programme most of the learners are given the opportunity of an attachment in a workplace situated in their local community and in accordance with their long-term livelihood goals. An employment support specialist works with learners and their families during the workplace attachment and also during the year after they have graduated from the ILLWP in order to assist where needed with finding open employment or other forms of sustainable livelihood.
Rankoromane School provides primary school education for 56 children with learning difficulties and related disabilities aged between 5 – 14 years.
The curriculum is based on a synthesis of the Botswana Government Primary School Syllabus and the Waldorf education approach of Camphill schools worldwide. It emphasizes experiential learning guided by the individual child.
The education programme is holistic in that it addresses the full range of learning, nurturing and developmental needs of the child including activities of daily living, communication and other social skills, numeracy and literacy, arts, crafts, sports, etc.
Learning goals for each learner are defined in an Individual Education Plan that is developed together with parents / family, residential care staff, teaching staff and therapists as appropriate.
This guides the learning path of each child and is updated annually based on regular formative assessments, the developing capacity of the child to decide on their learning priorities, the input of parents / family and other related factors.
The school provides residential facilities in small dormitories clustered in family sized households.
Based on the individual needs of each child, they may be offered various forms of therapeutic support including behavior therapy, physiotherapy, and other professional support as available.
A nursery school provides pre-primary schooling for a number of children from the local community as day learners.
Rankoromane School facilitates in-house training programmes for staff that focus on the overall care of children with special needs.
Field workers and students from the University of Botswana, the National Institute of Health Services and other colleges regularly visit Rankoromane School as part of their training program.