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Literacy Development

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Literacy DevelopmentToo many of our learners from deeply deprived backgrounds find it difficult to cope with the educational curriculum in the Foundation Phase (Grades 1-3) and on average students in the local schools obtain poor Literacy and Mathematic scores. The objective of this programme is to prepare the children adequately for formal schooling.

Reading and English Grade 3 Programme

The programme is co-ordinated by an experienced professional and 100 trained volunteers from VolunteerSA. The Grade 3 Xhosa-speaking children in Kwanokuthula benefit from this Shine Reading initiative by strengthening their reading, comprehension and language skills and prepares them for the transition from Xhosa to English as the language of learning and teaching in Grade 4. Donate your time


Wordworks supports early language and literacy development of children from previously disadvantaged communities in South Africa. The Ready Steady Read Write tutor programme is currently being piloted at one of the Afrikaans medium primary schools in Plettenberg Bay. The programme provides young children with the support they need to learn to read and write successfully. Trained volunteer tutors work with pairs of children on a weekly basis for at least six months. Donate your time

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