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Celebrating International Literacy Day at Nebo Primary School

To celebrate International Literacy Day, READ to RISE partnered with GrandWest on 8 September 2022 to bring the joy of reading to Nebo Primary School in Ravensmead in Cape Town.

Sadly 78% of Grade 4 learners in South Africa cannot read for meaning.

READ to RISE promotes literacy in under-resourced communities in South Africa. The organisation conducts class programmes, gives books to children to own and places classroom Mini-Libraries in classes. To date, the organisation has conducted over 5,700 class programmes and given out over 255,000 new story books.

313 Grade 2, 3 and 4 learners benefitted from the READ to RISE class programme and received a brand new Oaky book to take home. Nine classes also receive a Mini-Library for their class with 50 story books.

It was a great day! The children had so much fun and love their new books. Thank you to Grand West for sponsoring these learners at Nebo Primary School!

If you would like to make a difference and help learners get excited about reading, please email

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