Literacy volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help run literacy training for Grade 2 and 3 children at six city primary schools. The Western Cape Metro Central Education District is piloting the Shine Literacy Hour Programme (SLH) at Garden Village Primary in Maitland, Portavue Primary in Surrey Estate, Portia Primary in Lansdowne, Surrey Primary in Surrey Estate, Wesley Methodist Practising Primary in Salt River and Holy Cross Primary in Walmer Estate. The programme gives individualised support to Foundation Phase pupils to strengthen their reading, writing and language skills. Trained volunteers work with the children once or twice a week during the school day. All volunteers will receive training. To get involved, contact Bianca de Wit at biabooysen@gmail.com for Garden Village Primary; Beulah Frans at fransbeulah@gmail.com for Portavue Primary; Roegshana Naidoo at roegshana26@gmail.com for Portia Primary; Aysha Fridie at ayshafridie@gmail.com for Surrey Primary; Hadley van Reenen at vanreenenhadley@gmail.com for Wesley Methodist; and Carmen Pick at carmen.pick@yahoo.com for Holy Cross Primary. Visit www.shineliteracy.org.za for details.