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 gifts supporting Literacy in South Africa. Give the gift that keeps on giving: the gift of literacy. With every purchase of a 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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