Why focus on education?
The more we investigate and learn the more convinced we are that education is the biggest injustice our country is faced with today. Out of it springs the ability to raise a family out of poverty, build up people who will become active members of society and build a strong and prosperous country.
We have embarked on an education strategy that is built upon already successful work and through strategic relationship with established and experienced NPOs that have the expertise, experience and resources to help us on our journey.
We have identified 3 key areas in which we can make an impact:
FOUNDATION PHASE LITERACY, MASTERING MATRIC & focusing on the FIRST 1000 DAYS of a child’s life.
Why FOUNDATION PHASE LITERACY? Because in our country it is the first stumbling block for many children
The REALITY is:
- 78% of South African Grade 4 learners (8 in 10 children) cannot read for meaning in any language.
- There may have been significant improvements in reading between 2006 and 2011.
- There is unfortunately no evidence of improvement between 2011 and 2016.
THERE IS HOPE!
In order to learn to read, comprehend and write English, children only need access to books, motivation to read and opportunity to read.
WE CAN BE PART OF THE CHANGE!
What can the local church do?
Help Grade 2’s and 3’s prepare for the language changeover by supporting and promoting English literacy in under-resourced schools. Do this by starting a literacy centre in partnership with Shine Literacy.
Watch these videos to learn more about the strategy and your next steps!
Foundation Phase Literacy:
Your Next Steps: