IHSAN (Islamic Holistic School For Alternative Needs) was established in 2007 with the aim to bridge a gap that was found within our community for children with special needs. At IHSAN we strive to help learners achieve their potential in all areas of Development.

We started with a single class of 5 learners and have grown to accommodate children at various levels of development. We have a multidisciplinary team that provides input to develop each child’s learning. This team consists of qualified teachers and therapists that work closely together with learners to help them reach their full potential.

At IHSAN our syllabus is developed with input from a multidisciplinary team.

Long Term Goals

  • To attain independent premises that will allow for expansion and growth.

  • To include specialized therapy rooms, a computer media room and a library.

  • In addition to current classes, to introduce early identification and stimulation classes that will ensure that families receive the necessary support required from early on.


Development of emotional skills. The classes also revolve around both Islamic and Secular activities with a strong therapeutic input.

Stimulation Classes

An interactive environment that allows for various techniques to be utilized in order to promote optimal development. Learners are holistically engaged in an Islamic, Secular and Therapeutic approaches.


Physiotherapist, Occupational therapists are few of the specialists who all contribute to the aims of being incorporated into our specially revised syllabus.


We rely on sponsorship to keep the center functioning. May your rewards be eternal.


Many volunteers make their services available at the center and for this we are highly indebted and grateful to them.

  • Dr. Shaheda Omar
  • Fatima Omar
  • Elizabeth Steenkamp
  • Amirah Abrahams
  • Khaled Moothasamy
  • Zain Alli
  • Fatima Gani
  • Zaheera Laher
  • Fatima Mansoor
  • Field Specialists – Gardening, Reading and Storytelling, Empowerment, Arts and Crafts

As Special Needs Parents we don’t have the power to make life “fair”, but we do have the power to make life joyful.