Holiday Reading Clubs - making literacy fun!

The literacy crisis in South Africa continues, exacerbated by the Covid pandemic. Children have regressed as the schools were closed for such a long time and many are unable to access online learning. Holiday Reading Clubs will mitigate their lost learning in a safe, fun environment.

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Donations open 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1109567)

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Campaign target





  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


South Africa


There has long been a literacy crisis in South Africa. Sadly, the Covid pandemic has added to the problem as schools were closed and many children were unable to access online learning. Many children have regressed as a result and although schools have reopened, they need additional help to regain their skills and develop further. Literacy Tutors, who deliver the programme, also enhance their skills by devising, delivering and measuring the impact of the Reading Clubs.


Throughout the schools that we work in, we will provide 4 Holiday Reading Clubs per day over a period of 3 to 4 days at the end of term. There will be 70-100 learners per day - both regular help2read learners and those outside the programme. Each Literacy Tutor will lead a group of from 7- 10 pupils in each session with reading tuition, spelling bee competitions, listening exercises and vocabulary development. Educational resource and food packs will be available to all to ensure inclusiveness.