READ EDUCATIONAL TRUST
Our importance to South Africa:
Illiteracy is one of our country’s most serious problems, stunting individual progress and South Africa’s growth. READ is dedicated to bringing about change.
Read Educational Trust is a South African NGO that operates broadly in the education and literacy sectors, specifically in educator training and the provision of school resources.
Established in 1979 and funded by both local and foreign donors as well as the private sector, READ works alongside the Department of Education to implement teacher training and literacy projects in schools.
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On World Read Aloud Day, the 1st of February 2018, it is well worth our while to ponder on the countless benefits of such a simple activity. While children whose parents frequently spend time conversing with them, already have a head start, it’s only in books, newspapers and magazines that enriching vocabulary is seen. A child who hears these types of words has a giant advantage.read more
The Read online shop is open for business! Never skipping a beat and in keeping with technological trends, READ Educational Trust in conjunction with Reading Matters is extremely pleased to offer patrons the convenience of buying a variety of items online, which is fast becoming one of the preferred ways of purchasing in South Africa. 100% of profits will be used by READ, to further READ’s work in disadvantaged communities.read more
Nothing is quite as important as the pursuit of literacy in a country where the majority live in dire poverty. Literacy is ‘food for thought’, nurturing growth of individuals and empowering them to bring about positive change in their own circumstances. Held in September each year, Literacy Month serves to draw attention to the salience of literacy in a knowledge-hungry world. This is an opportune time for NGOs like READ Educational Trust, who have successfully promoted literacy in South Africa for nearly four decades.read more