Two Oceans Marathon 2018

31 March 2018 is creeping closer. The Two Oceans Marathon is always big drive to raise funds for PopCorn Kidz.

We are the proud parents of a very handsome 10 year old boy, Gian. During 2011 he was diagnosed with autism. During this same year we were very fortunate to become part of a remarkable organization, Popcornkidz! They really helped us and supported us through a very difficult time in our lives. Not only did they give Gian the much needed help he required in all fields of his development through one to one tutoring, the love and support we received from the other parents and tutors were priceless! We decided to give back to them and started the OMTOM campaign 4 years ago to help them raise funds to enable them to help other families in the same position as us. We are forever thankful to Popcornkidz! But we are also running for our super hero Gian, who's journey inspires us everyday! Please support us in making a difference!

- Lerika du Plessis

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Great new technology

Leka, an interactive robotic toy developed for children with autism and other developmental disorders, engages kids in educational games and therapy using interactive features and games.

Read more here

IPad apps for students with special needs

This is a very handy and interesting resource for those of you with Ipads

Today we spent sometime going through our archive looking for special needs apps we have shared here in the past and ended up with the chart below. These are apps we would recommend for teachers and parents of kids with learning disabilities.

View the apps and read the full article here

Running for Gian

Deon & Lerika du Plessis are the proud parents of Gian and are part of the Popcorn Kidz Tutor Centre.  This is your opportunity to help them raise funds for Popcorn Kidz.

"We are the proud parents of the most amazing boy, Gian,  who was diagnosed with autism in 2011. We are fortunate to be part of Popcorn Kidz Tutor centre based in Northcliff Johannesburg, where our son receives 1 to 1 turoring to help him cope with everyday life. We are running the 2017 Old Mutual half marathon on behalf of Popcorn Kidz to help them raise funds to continue their amazing work to help our specials kids, but also running it for Gian, for his courage, hard work and to show him that, although this journey is tough, we are there for him every step of the way! With Hope, Faith & Love we will be victorious!  " - Deon & Lerika

Visit the Running for Gian page on BackaBuddy here and make a donation.


Dream Team

A big thank you to Johan Blignault for his services. He will be upgrading our web-site. Tutor Betti Wimbles and Manager/ Popcorn Mom Lerika du Plessis help with the brain storming.

Two oceans marathon!

We are again privileged to be selected as an official charity partner for the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon! Our entries were quickly sold out! Thank you so much to our runners for your willingness to help us raise funds for our special kids and be part of team PK! 125 days till race day....happy training everyone! #OMTOM2017 #popcornkidz