World Read Aloud Day 2020

World Read Aloud Day 2020

WHY READING ALOUD REAPS REWARDS! In a country where nearly 80% of Grade 4 learners cannot read with comprehension in any language, including their home language, [1] there is one day on the international calendar that deserves every educator, parent and child’s...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE WHEN IT MATTERS MOST

MAKING A DIFFERENCE WHEN IT MATTERS MOST

MAKING A DIFFERENCE WHEN IT MATTERS MOST: EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT It was President Cyril Ramaphosa who, in his 2018 SONA speech, was quoted as saying, “If we are to break the cycle of poverty, we need to educate the children of the poor.” There is global consensus...
2019 RED READING BOX

2019 RED READING BOX

“Literacy is the best remedy”. This theme was specially selected by UNESCO to celebrate their International Literacy Day on 8 September 2019. Every year this organisation tirelessly raises global awareness on issues surrounding adult and child literacy, and this year...
LICENCE TO THRILL: WORD WARRIOR 2019

LICENCE TO THRILL: WORD WARRIOR 2019

Monday 12 August 2019 was International Youth Day 2019; a day created by the United Nations to draw attention to the challenges facing young people globally. This year’s theme is ‘Transforming education’ and serves to highlight efforts to make education more relevant,...
MAKING INROADS TO IMPROVED LITERACY: RALLY TO READ

MAKING INROADS TO IMPROVED LITERACY: RALLY TO READ

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”...
WORD WARRIOR COMPETITION SHARPENS LITERARY SKILLS

WORD WARRIOR COMPETITION SHARPENS LITERARY SKILLS

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...

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