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Empower South African children with reading skills

by Shine Literacy
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Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills
Empower South African children with reading skills

Summary

During the lockdown, our Khanyisa School Grade 2 and 3 children have not been back to school. In South Africa, a large portion of school children cannot just move to online learning at home and a majority still have minimal literacy resources at home. More than ever children need to have their own home library of books, magazines, and writing resources. Shine Literacy's mission for 2020 right through to 2021 is to ensure that each child in our schools has reading and educational resources.

$32,000
total goal
$16,423
remaining
90
donors
7
monthly donors
8
fundraisers
1
year

Challenge

In South Africa, 78% of Grade Four children cannot read for meaning compared to 4% internationally. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the largest disruption of education in history, having already had a near-universal impact on learners and teachers around the world. During lockdown it became painfully clear that children do not have resources at home, those most vulnerable or even worse off now. Going online was not an option due to limited access to data and technological devices.

Solution

If we deliver programmes that support literacy learning at home and school, we will help to increase children's access to quality literacy learning opportunities and resources, and to equip parents and communities to play an active role in promoting early literacy. This will result in more children reading and writing at an age-appropriate level and ultimately in improved educational outcomes.

Long-Term Impact

Your donation will ensure that in unstable Covid-19 times we deliver well-resourced reading support at homes and at schools provides caregivers and children with invaluable tools to help reduce the literacy gap between high and low achieving learners.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.shineliteracy.org.za
Shine Literacy website
Shine Literacy on Facebook
Shine Literacy on Twitter

Organization Information

Shine Literacy

Location: Cape Town - South Africa
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @shineliteracy
Project Leader:
Pumza Marubelela
Cape Town, South Africa
$15,577 raised of $32,000 goal
 
133 donations
$16,423 to go
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