READ Educational Trust is a Section 18A Trust and is governed by a Board of Directors who report to a Board of Trustees. Elected provincial and regional committees advise and guide professional staff on a daily basis.
The governance regulations are developed in line with the King III Report. Legal and financial structures are set up and checked by board members who are experts in the field.
Materials Development and Resource Selection
This department, based at Head Office, is responsible for developing courses and learner- teacher support materials, as well as selecting the colourful and relevant books that go into classrooms. “The right book for the right child at the right time” is a guiding principle in this work.
Efficient financial and project management systems set the parameters for projects that range in scope from one school to 900.
Public Relations and Fundraising
The fundraising activities of this department include relationship building with donors, writing proposals and reporting on project successes. Activities also include researching statistics on literacy, media liaison and running the annual Readathon campaign.
National Training Centre
All of the training is co-ordinated and implemented through the training department, which oversees activities in both provincial and Head Office projects. The Training Centre is also hired out as a venue to external parties.