Initiatives completed or supported by the MMCT in the past.
Help-2-read is a child literacy organisation that operates in primary schools through a volunteer workforce. We are based on the 38 year old UK child literacy charity, Volunteer Reading Help (www.vrh.org.uk). Over the years, the programme has been adapted to meet the educational needs of South African children.
Our objective is to empower disadvantaged learners with vital literacy skills and to encourage a love of reading. help2read1s vision is for all children to leave primary school literate and enjoying reading.
Being able to read is something most of us take for granted, but for some, achieving literacy is immensely challenging. Millions of South African children and adults are illiterate, and some pass through the education system without realizing their potential.
help2read1s model is simple and effective: We recruit, train and support literate adult volunteers from local communities to help disadvantaged primary school children who struggle to read. The volunteers work on a one-to-one basis with each child.