Now that our reading program has been underway for a solid 5 months, we’ve really been able to see and measure its effectiveness among our children. We’ve seen improved attitudes and higher levels of participation in learning activities from almost all involved.

A particularly encouraging story is that of Mpho, age 11, who we have watched make a complete turnaround. In just 6 months, she’s gone from struggling to read at a Grade R/Kindergarten level to reading at a Grade 3 level. We’ve watched her personality transform as she grew from being quiet and shy into being outgoing, sassy, and fun.

Through encouragement from our reading team combined with encouragement from her peers, she’s seen confidence in herself that she struggled to have before. Here’s to Mpho and all of our children believing in themselves!

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