Reading Corner

The help2read team has kicked off the year with the introduction of a new and exciting feature to share with all our readers and supporters on the first Tuesday of each month called Book of the Month.

2019 Virgin Money London Marathon – Meet the help2read #TeamLiteracy Champions

elp2read was gifted with two charity ballot entries in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. We are excited to announce the two special and committed runners who have taken on the mission of unlocking the hearts and wallets of sponsors to achieve the charity goal of at least £1,750 as our Literacy Champions in the Virgin Money London Marathon taking place on 28 April 2019.

Just Imagine If You Weren’t Able To Read!

As I had expected my arrival at London Heathrow Airport was on a dark, cold and very wet morning in the UK. I was further inconveniently dropped at the end of Kings Lane owing to my driver’s unwillingness to take his car down the muddy lane.

Celebrating our 2018 Literacy Tutors

The help2read Literacy Tutor Programme kicked off in 2018 with 112 dynamic young individuals, 65 of which were from Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek and Khayelitsha in the Western Cape, and 47 from Diepsloot and Alexandra in Gauteng.

A warm welcome to our new CEO, Lynn Campbell

In September, we welcomed our new captain-in-chief and CEO, Lynn Campbell, to the help2read team. This exciting transition provided us with the perfect opportunity to assess our work to date, plan for the future and identify sustainable and effective strategies…

Corporates doing good business

On 16 October 2018, the Cape Town based Levi Strauss team gave the learners at Schotsche Kloof Primary School a special treat. Dressed up in fairytale characters and inspiring t-shirts, the Levis team could be seen at various spots around the school, spending valuable time reading with learners before donating two book boxes to the school.

Promoting a love of reading in Soweto with Kaya FM

Earlier this year, help2read partnered with Kaya FM’s Kaya Cares to provide a sustainable literacy intervention programme in the new container library gifted to Entandweni Primary School in Soweto.

From Oxford Street to Lion’s Head – Nicole Kalkman, our UK staff member’s visit to South Africa

On the 8th of October, I left help2read’s UK office in Oxford Circus to work alongside my colleagues in South Africa for 2, 5 weeks. On arrival, I attended an annual celebration event for one of help2read’s literacy development collaboration partners, Partners for Possibility.

[Press Release] Lexiles, literacy and a love of reading: the future starts now

Tomorrow, September 8th, is International Literacy Day, a day intended to focus awareness on the state of (il)literacy in the world and to support initiatives intended to empower communities and bring about change and improvement in worldwide literacy development and promotion.

help2read partners with digital literacy platform, LightSail Education

South African literacy development organisation, help2read, has partnered with LightSail Education to bring the award-winning digital literacy platform to help2read’s partner schools around South Africa.