Jan Kriel Institute
Making a difference in the lives of learners at Jan Kriel School
JAN KRIEL INSTITUTE originated from the church’s caring involvement with the history of Jan Kriel School (since 1937). The Institute is a church-based organisation registered as a program of Badisa (NPO 011-891 & PBO 930 006 348). It focuses on nurturing and managing the network of support for the Children of Jan Kriel School by raising awareness and funds for children with special educational needs.
Donors and sponsors, through the Institute, play an indispensable role in giving children a chance to develop and succeed. The Institute also manages and develops the assets of Jan Kriel. The funding is allocated according to an Agreement of Cooperation with the governing body of Jan Kriel School.
The Dutch Reformed Church accepted management of Jan Kriel in 1942. Infrastructure and other support systems evolved to give approximately 580 children opportunities at Jan Kriel School.
Specialised tuition and expertise will always be expensive, but 85 years’ experience upholds our firm belief in the value thereof for our children. A child that was referred to us, will never be turned away on grounds of financial need or belief.
Learners who experience barriers to development and learning, despite adequate cognitive abilities, may benefit from placement at the school.
These barriers may manifest as specific developmental delays, specific learning problems, which may or may not be complicated by ADD or ADHD, visual or auditory sensory impairments, certain medical conditions and physical disabilities.
What is known as Jan Kriel School today – a recognized centre of excellence for the education of learners with special needs – has grown from humble beginnings. Mrs Kriel moved people from all over to become friends and sponsors of the children of Jan Kriel School.