We are thrilled to announce that our Founder and Chairperson, Alex Moss, was honoured with the Lifetime Giving Back Award at the annual SA Chamber Business Awards 2017.
A lack of proper infrastructure and access to books are two major contributing factors to the literacy crisis in South Africa. Thankfully, there are organisations around the country that are dedicated to creating safe, educational spaces where children can not only access books, but fall in love with reading.
At help2read, we are committed to building a strong collaborative movement to eradicate illiteracy in the next generation. To this end, we are delighted to have secured funding to implement a collaborative effort with Nali’Bali that will see help2read Literacy Tutors trained and supported to add FUNda Leadership…
High levels of literacy are essential for economic growth, prosperity and the sustainability of democracy and will ensure the sustainability of stability and society. So said Mondli Makhanya in his presentation to the more than 120 stakeholders who came together this Literacy Day to talk about the importance of literacy to democracy and prosperity in South Africa.
Mandela Day at help2read is about doing more of what we do best: spreading our love of reading and strengthening our fight for literacy.
help2read’s 10th anniversary is marked by the warm thanks and gratitude expressed by all its schools. We are especially grateful to have been recognised as an important contributor to the education of South Africa’s primary school learners.
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
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