Developing skills to create independence.

READ operates primarily as an educator development agency in language, literacy & communication
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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, stunting 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, and specifically in educator training and providing 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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What We Do

Projects

PROJECTS

Rally To read

RALLY TO READ

Alumni

ALUMNI

READATHON

READATHON

Our Latest News

FANTASY AND FAIRIES EXPAND YOUNG MINDS

For the third year in succession READ has launched a marvellously imaginative Readathon Red Reading Box – a reading and activity package designed to stimulate and grow young minds. Since inception, this Readathon initiative has reached over 9 000 South African... read more

POP-UP LIBRARY MARKS WORLD BOOK DAY

Read Educational Trust remains committed to promoting South Africa’s most urgent need: literacy. And today being literate is the ultimate ‘cool’. The day before World Book Day (April 23, 2015), an iconic Readathon pop-up library ‘popped up’ close to both the primary... read more

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