ActionRead! Build Youth Community Literacy Leaders

Empower young township adults as Changemakers, developing leadership skills for child, family & community literacy. Train & support unemployed youth to establish community reading clubs; critical infrastructure that provides a safe, educational & recreational space to promote a love of reading

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1109567)

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Township schools fail to equip learners with basic literacy skills to provide a foundation for learning. Classes are overcrowded & lack reading resources. Communities have no libraries & no safe, recreational or educational infrastructure especially for children during school holidays. Parents have long working days with little precious time for one-on-one reading help. No wonder that 80% of Grade 5s (9/10 years) have not mastered basic reading skills. Our Literacy Tutors can change that.


Unemployed township youth are trained as literacy tutors & supported in delivering reading help & operating community reading clubs, providing access to reading resources & literacy skills development programmes and promoting a culture & love of reading. Improved literacy skills will improve comprehension & educational outcomes, opening the doors to life-long learning, providing access to opportunity, improving social mobility and economic wellbeing.