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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.
The Read Shop Supplies Unique Festive Gifts supporting Literacy in South Africa. Give the gift that keeps on giving, this Festive Season: the gift of literacy. With every purchase of a Christmas gift from our online store, you will directly contribute to the priceless dream of literacy for underprivileged children across South Africa. 100% of our profits is ploughed back into promoting literacy to those children in the poorest of the poor areas, and the far-flung rural areas in our country. Whether you buy a beautiful Mug ‘n Spoon Gift Set, or a beautiful book lovers’ T-shirt, you will pay it forward and be make a difference!
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It was President Cyril Ramaphosa himself who recently declared that, “Early-grade reading is possibly the single most important factor in overcoming poverty, unemployment and inequality.” According to the "Progress in International Reading Literacy Study" report, 78%...read more
READ Educational Trust’s annual Word Warrior Competition has always drawn attention to the creative young wordsmiths in South Africa, and last year’s competition proved no different! The 2018 Word Warrior Competition required all entrants (aged nine through 16) to...read more
The READ Group is pleased to announce the launch of The READ Institute, a leading South African training provider in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) arena. As part of the READ Group, The READ Institute is built on the foundation of READ Educational Trust. This...read more