World Read Aloud Day: It’s imperative that we embrace literacy in 2021

World Read Aloud Day: It’s imperative that we embrace literacy in 2021 Johannesburg – South Africa celebrates World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) today (Wednesday) and the aim is to have 3 million children listening to stories read aloud by carers, parents and teachers. This will give these young, enquiring minds their first tiny wings of […]

World Read Aloud Day: Literacy an imperative we must embrace in 2021

World Read Aloud Day: Literacy an imperative we must embrace in 2021 South African children, along with their global counterparts in 66 countries, will once again immerse themselves in a world of new words, interesting characters and gripping plots on World Read Aloud Day. Presented by global literacy non-profit LitWorld and sponsored by Scholastic, the annual literacy […]

Literacy: an imperative we must embrace in 2021

Literacy: an imperative we must embrace in 2021 South African children, along with their global counterparts in 66 countries, will once again immerse themselves in a world of new words, interesting characters and gripping plots on World Read Aloud Day. Presented by global literacy non-profit, LitWorld and sponsored by Scholastic, the annual literacy celebration advocates […]

The language of education: one we all need to be fluent in

The language of education: one we all need to be fluent in In 1952, East Pakistani (now Bangladeshi) students campaigned to use their mother tongue, Bengali. This came after the then west Pakistan government declared Urdu its national language. Scores of protestors were killed or injured by the police. Twenty-four years later, South African students […]