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. With this in mind, we have prepared Shine Literacy packs for every Grade 1, 2 and 3 child supported by our data-free Mobi-Site.
Our primary objective is to address systemic challenges at home and in the classroom which prevent children from learning to read and write at grade level.
The Shine @home packs include books, stationery, children’s magazines and parental support materials and flyers. While our data-free Mobi-Site (Storytime) provides access to books in mother-tongue languages to all learners. Historically, we were not always able to provide books in mother- tongue. This new innovation means that learners are now able to hear books being read in their mother-tongue and can then read the same book in English, which has helped tremendously with comprehension.
Thank you for helping us increase children’s access to quality literacy resources and learning opportunities!
So far with your help, we have raised over R500 000 and counting.
An exclusive welcome gift to begin your journey
A tax certificate at the end of the financial year
A surprise end-of-the-year souvenir
Quarterly progress updates with stories from the field
By giving monthly, you invest in what makes sense for you while making an impact over the course of your giving.
Joining the inner circle allows you to be in a community with a group of dedicated supporters who understand the importance of making a sustained contribution to better education outcomes.
Monthly gifts allow us to invest deeply in the communities we work in while providing much-needed rich resources at this time.
Bank: Standard Bank
Account name: Shine Trust
Account no: 072861339
Branch code: 020909
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Visit our donation page here and find out more on how you can empower children through early literacy.
Through our campaign, we hope that each child we access can spread the love of reading and share their books and games with other children in their families and communities. Their parents will also be able to join Shine Literacy’s Community of Practice where they will receive tips on how to develop a culture of reading at home.