The Centre for Creative Education was founded in January 1993 in response to the educational crisis that existed in our country. The Centre found funds from a broad range of sponsors to train teachers, including students from disadvantaged communities, in the creative approaches of Waldorf Education. We emphasized empowerment and healing in children who grow up under difficult circumstances. The Kairos Eurythmy Training Programme began in 1998 and offered a diploma, which was upgraded to a Bachelor degree status in 2004. Since 1999 the Centre has worked on the establishment of the Zenzeleni School for Creative Education in Mongesi Road, Khayelitsha. Today Zenzeleni has about 250 learners in Grades 1 through 7.
Realising the tremendous importance of Early Childhood Development, the Centre embarked on training women in township communities – who care for and educate children in their educate centres – in integrative and holistic approaches. The Centre’s Educare department currently has over 100 women in training every year.
Teacher-training courses were offered since the Centre’s inception, both in primary and kindergarten (pre-school). In 2004 the Centre gained full accreditation from the Department of Education to offer the Bachelor of Education degree in Foundation and Intermediate phase (Grades R to 6). Accreditation for pre-school education (the National Diploma in Early Childhood.