Help2read is tackling the problem of child illiteracy in Southern Africa in an innovative and cost effective way. Over 10,000 children have benefitted since the charity began in Cape Town in 2006.
Help2read is a child literacy charity based in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. Help2read's objective is to empower disadvantaged school children with vital literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. We encourage local communities to pass on skills to the next generation, helping children become confident learners.
help2read recruits, trains and places volunteer reading helpers in primary schools where they provide the children with one-to-one reading support. With the volunteers' assistance the learners have fun while at the same time improving their reading skills, comprehension and vocabulary. Reading is made fun by combining it with conversation and games. As well as trained volunteers, help2read also provides the volunteers and schools with ongoing support and toolkits filled with books and educational games.
help2read aims to:
- Our aim is to mobilise the literate adults in Southern Africa to pass on their skills to primary school children empowering them to learn to read.
Established: February 2006
Registered Charity Number: 1109567
Board members: 5
Full time staff: 8
Part time staff: 11
Phone number: 020 74398381
Address: c/o Leslie Perkins, Third Floor, 16 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PTView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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