Anthony Bosch (66) joined help2read as a Volunteer Reading Helper in 2014 after a profound realisation. “I became aware of how little children read and how it places them in a disposition without them realising it. That realisation urged me to want to help as many kids as possible to develop a love for reading” he explained.
Every week, Anthony dedicates time to helping learners at Bellville Primary School learn to read. “During the two years of being a volunteer I have experienced how a little personal attention to a struggling learner (in reading) can transform the personality of such learner”, Anthony said when asked about his experience as a volunteer. “The most rewarding part for me is to experience that transformation – from shy and lack of confidence to very confident learners.”
“To those who are thinking about volunteering, you will never realise how half an hour per week of your time can change the future of a struggling learner.”