The project aims to improve overall literacy levels and IT skills by focusing on reading comprehension for young students plus writing & speaking for school leavers. By improving literacy and IT skills, pupils will have better access to the curriculum & improved life chances.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1103909)
South Africa has a crisis in basic literacy skills. The 2016 PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy) placed SA last. More than 50% of children were unable to read the lowest level by age 9. Children in remote rural schools achieved significantly below those in cities. Youth unemployment is exceptionally high at 38.2%. The underlying problem is a lack of good quality teaching & appropriate literacy resources, poorly trained teachers & an absence of reading culture in schools & homes
Provide a wide range of high quality books, software & reading materials, in book boxes & library centres. Reading ambassadors will be trained to promote a reading culture in village communities & to underpin reading for meaning. Training & mentoring will be provided by our staff plus teachers in schools. Further intensive training will take place at annual study camps, both for young pupils & schools leavers. Over the 3 year project we aim to reach 200-300 pupils in each year.
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