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Our Mission

Since its inception in 1992, the Association for Homeschooling has promoted the recognition of the right of parents to educate their children within the family in South Africa, as it is recognised in art. 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Right which states: “Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.” Since 2010, the Association also promotes these parental rights in the larger Southern Africa region.


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On 15 November 2013, during a meeting of Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) with homeschooling parents, it was confirmed again that government views home education as a right, but parents should first receive permission before they can exercise this right.An organisation that calls itself “Tuisonderrig” arranged this meeting. Like the previous meeting by this organisation, the meeting strictly focussed on the process that parents must follow to register their children for...

Home education threatened in Northern Ireland

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The education board in Northern Ireland has recently released a draft policy which will require mandatory registration, approval to home educate, approval of curriculum, home inspections and interviews with children. This is obviously very alarming for the hundreds of families here who home educate their children. These parents are represented by the home education association in Northern Ireland which is called HEDNI (Home Educators in Northern Ireland.) You can find more...

National Home Education Magazine is launched

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A national home education magazine “Learning @ Home” was launched last month. The newsletter of the Cape Home Educators (CHE) was expanded to become national magazine. It is published quarterly and distributed in electronic format for free. Parents that prefer a hard copy can get this at R30 per copy plus postage. At the start of the year the CHE committee decided to explore the possibility to make the magazine a...

Public schools and shrinking churches

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There is a tendency in many churches for young people to abandon the church altogether. It is said that they “graduate out of church”. A variety of reasons are proposed, but the influence of public schooling is seldom noticed. When the National Curriculum was introduced in 2002, one of the greatest objections was the promotion of the religion of Interfaith, especially in the subject “Life Orientation”. According to the religion of...

Western Cape attacks homeschoolers

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Homeschooling parents were recently shocked when the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) not once, but twice attempted to curb the liberty of parents to choose what is in the best interest of their children. On 11 February the WCED issued Draft 8 of a proposed policy on home education that unlawfully requires parents to use the state curriculum, register before 30 September of the year before they can start homeschooling, prohibiting...

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Sedert sy oprigting in 1992 het die Vereniging vir Tuisonderwys hom beywer vir die erkenning van ouers se reg om hulle kinders binne familieverband op te voed in Suid-Afrika, soos dit erken word in art. 26 van die Universele Verklaring van Menseregte wat verklaar: “Ouers het die reg om te kies watter tipe opvoeding hulle kinders ontvang.” Sedert 2010 bevorder die vereniging hierdie ouerlike regte ook in die Suider-Afrikaanse streek.

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