help2read came about because at the end of the last century I was inspired by Nelson Mandela’s amazing achievement and believed, as he did, that there can be no true democracy without education and no education without literacy.
It all started with a girl and her dog! Just over 10 years ago Marielle Moss and her dog Maya laid the foundations for help2read, recruiting the first six volunteers who provided reading help and literacy skills development to Grade 3 and 4 learners at Muizenberg Junior School in the Western Cape.
help2read’s 2015 Big Give Christmas Challenge proved to be a huge success, setting the stage for the start of a phenomenal 10th anniversary year of impact in 2016.
help2read in the UK is fortunate to have been chosen for the Big Give Christmas Challenge
See our latest Happenings at help2read in October
When this learner started on the program her biggest challenge was that she was French speaking. The teacher put her on the program because she could not read or spell in English and was reading at a very low grade level.
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