RALLY TO READ’S DESTINATION: LITERACY

RALLY TO READ’S DESTINATION: LITERACY

In a beautiful country with a rugged landscape, the stark reality is that the journey to equality and education for all is equally rough, where poor literacy levels still abound, 24 years into democracy. In as much as all eyes are on our education system,...

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CELEBRATING A LEGEND AND HIS PURSUIT OF LITERACY

CELEBRATING A LEGEND AND HIS PURSUIT OF LITERACY

As we look back on the month of July, in South Africa a month synonymous with the late Nelson Mandela, who was born on 18 July 1918, we reflect on this particular year, which marks his 100th birthday. ‘Madiba Month’ generated a phenomenal amount of...

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PIZZA HUT, AFRICAN LITERACY PROJECT: SMILEY’S STORY

PIZZA HUT, AFRICAN LITERACY PROJECT: SMILEY’S STORY

Credit and Thanks to The Expresso Show For more information about the READ, contact READ Educational Trust on 087 237 7781, or Join the conversations on: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram WRITTEN ON BEHALF OF: READ EDUCATIONAL TRUST BY: CH COMMUNICATIONS...

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HONING LITERARY WARRIORS THIS CHILDREN’S DAY

HONING LITERARY WARRIORS THIS CHILDREN’S DAY

It was South Africa’s own Nelson Mandela who is frequently quoted as having said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” As International Children’s Day, 1st June, approaches, READ Educational Trust is particularly...

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POP-UP LIBRARY MARKS WORLD BOOK DAY 2018

POP-UP LIBRARY MARKS WORLD BOOK DAY 2018

READ Educational Trust remains committed to promoting South Africa’s most urgent need: literacy. And today being literate is the ultimate ‘cool’. To celebrate World Book Day and promote literacy, an iconic Readathon pop-up library, sponsored by Sage...

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WORLD READ ALOUD DAY – WHY READING ALOUD MATTERS

WORLD READ ALOUD DAY – WHY READING ALOUD MATTERS

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.

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THE READ ONLINE SHOP TAKES LITERACY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

THE READ ONLINE SHOP TAKES LITERACY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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.

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PLANTING SEEDS OF LITERACY

PLANTING SEEDS OF LITERACY

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.

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