International Literacy Day, which is commemorated on September 8, brings stories about South Africa’s poor literacy rates to the spotlight – and the statistics are alarming.
Eight out of 10 Grade 4 learners can’t read for meaning, while the adult literacy rate is 87%.
Digital literacy is equally challenging, especially given that only 10% of homes have internet access.
Many organisations, however, provide time and resources to improve the overall literacy rate and to ensure a brighter future for a well-read generation of South African children.
One success story is Education without Borders (EwB).
Education without Borders is an organisation that provides after-school education and…
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