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.

Five Decoding Strategies for Early Readers

Do your learners struggle to continue reading when they come across a new word? Maybe they decipher the word incorrectly or get so stumped that they give up and stop reading altogether. Early readers are guaranteed to come across words that they aren’t familiar with when reading.

Mandela Day – Reading champions and the #100By100 Challenge

This Mandela Day, we called upon our supporters to champion literacy and make a BIG difference in the lives of children that struggle to read. Marking 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, this year’s commemoration was one to remember with the launch of the #100by100 Challenge, as well as numerous activities and celebrations with learners at our partner schools.

Holiday Reading Clubs

Holiday Reading Clubs are always a big highlight on the help2read calendar, and it’s not hard to see why! A combination of high-energy games, fun activities and reading adventures creates a brilliant mix that gets children learning and reading during the school holidays.

Three ways to help a child get the most out of reading aloud

There’s a saying that goes, “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents”. Whether a parent, reading helper or teacher, reading aloud with a child is one of the best ways to develop a love of reading in young children.

#100WordsWall: Mandela Day & Overcoming Challenges

Being 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, this Mandela Day is an exceptionally special one. As part of the celebrations, we invited our Reading Helpers and learners to reflect on their progress and write down words that signify what they’ve learnt during the reading sessions.