READ EDUCATIONAL TRUST
Our importance to South Africa:
Illiteracy is one of our country’s most serious problems, stunting individual progress and South Africa’s growth. READ is dedicated to bringing about change.
Read Educational Trust is a South African NGO that operates broadly in the education and literacy sectors, specifically in educator training and the provision of school resources.
Established in 1979 and funded by both local and foreign donors as well as the private sector, READ works alongside the Department of Education to implement teacher training and literacy projects in schools.
The Read Shop supplies unique gifts supporting Literacy in South Africa. Give the gift that keeps on giving: the gift of literacy. With every purchase of a gift from our online store, you will directly contribute to the priceless dream of literacy for underprivileged children across South Africa. 100% of our profits is ploughed back into promoting literacy to those children in the poorest of the poor areas, and the far-flung rural areas in our country. Whether you buy a beautiful Mug ‘n Spoon Gift Set, or a beautiful book lovers’ T-shirt, you will pay it forward and be make a difference!
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Our Latest News
Congratulations to the winners of the Word Warrior 2021 Competition and to all our worthy Word Warriors! READ Educational Trust would like to thank all learners who entered our Word Warrior Competition.To find out how you can be part of the READ movement of change,...
The READ Educational Trust Board of Trustees has appointed Sizile Mabaso as READ’s new Chief Executive Officer. Sizile, a highly accomplished visionary with a proven track record of tackling illiteracy as part of a development agenda, assumed the leadership at READ...
Every year on March 20th, World Storytelling Day celebrates the art of storytelling. It’s a day for people around the globe to listen, read a story out loud and tell their own stories.Many of us go throughout the day engaging in storytelling without even realising...