##RaiseTheGrade

  • Article: Almost 80% of Grade 4 Students Struggle to Read in South Africa. This Campaign Wants to Change That.

    Almost 80% of Grade 4 Students Struggle to Read in South Africa. This Campaign Wants to Change That.

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Nov. 12, 2019

    Nal’ibali wants 120,000 more South Africans to register for library cards in the next two months. Read more

  • Article: South African Global Citizens Donate 2,600 Books to Help Promote a Culture of Reading
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    South African Global Citizens Donate 2,600 Books to Help Promote a Culture of Reading

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Sept. 9, 2019

    Global Citizen marked International Literacy Day with a celebration of kids' access to education. Read more

  • Article: These 8 Young Authors Want Every Child in South Africa to Have Access to Books
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    These 8 Young Authors Want Every Child in South Africa to Have Access to Books

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Aug. 2, 2019

    An estimated 47% of grade 4 learners in South Africa are not confident about their reading skills. Read more

  • Article: It’s Time to #TurnThePage: How You Can Help Promote a Culture of Reading in South Africa
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    It’s Time to #TurnThePage: How You Can Help Promote a Culture of Reading in South Africa

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|July 24, 2019

    An estimated 60% of South Africans live in households that don’t have a single book. Read more

  • Article: 5 Ways to Celebrate Mandela Day and Continue Madiba’s Legacy of Social Justice

    5 Ways to Celebrate Mandela Day and Continue Madiba’s Legacy of Social Justice

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|July 17, 2019

    Spread the spirit of Ubuntu in 67 minutes. Read more

  • Article: South Africa Doesn’t Have a Reading Culture. These Women Are Changing the Story One Tuk-Tuk Ride at a Time

    South Africa Doesn’t Have a Reading Culture. These Women Are Changing the Story One Tuk-Tuk Ride at a Time

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|July 17, 2019

    “Children need to be taught that reading is enjoyable!” Read more

  • Article: 5 Things You Should Know From President Ramaphosa’s Speech on Tackling Poverty and Inequality in South Africa

    5 Things You Should Know From President Ramaphosa’s Speech on Tackling Poverty and Inequality in South Africa

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 26, 2019

    “Our future is greater than our past.” Read more

  • Article: #RaiseTheGrade: Ask the South African Government to Expand the Early Grade Reading Package
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    #RaiseTheGrade: Ask the South African Government to Expand the Early Grade Reading Package

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|April 23, 2019

    Nearly 80% of grade 4 students in South Africa can’t read for meaning. Read more