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Help2Read partners with Faculty of Education

HELP AT HAND: 30 English second-year students will tutor learners at four schools in Wellington

Primary school learners in the Wellington region will soon benefit from a reading tutoring programme.

The programme is a partnership between the Help2Read foundation and the Faculty of Education on the Wellington Campus and will see 30 English second-year students tutor 52 learners at four schools.

Help2Read is a non-profit organisation which helps children to become confident readers as well as self-assured individuals.

Lecturer Hannlie Dippenaar says the students have been trained as volunteers on the Help2Read programme and will provide one-on-one tutoring to learners in grades four, five and six.

“Help2Read has sponsored each school with four huge containers filled with magical resources for children. These include brand new books, games, stickers, stationery and fun stuff to do,” says Dippenaar.

“The students are able to use these resources in their sessions and make learning fun.”

The project has also received additional funding from the Cape Higher Education Consortium, which will be used to fund excursions, which includes taking the learners to see a play in a theatre.

Dippenaar says the students involved will also benefit from the programme by being exposed to the school environment.

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