The Won Life Literacy Centre was opened in May 2013 in converted and renovated shipping containers on Trevor Manuel Primary School’s premises. This volunteer-run reading and writing programme provides support to a selection of Grade 2 and 3 children at the school, assisting them to read and write in English to a standard that will allow them to succeed further in life. The programme also equips Xhosa speaking children to succeed in their education once their language of instruction changes to English in Grade 4.
Volunteers are paired with a maximum of two children whom they work with for the course of the year, guiding them through a carefully crafted programme which allows the children the opportunity to practise their emergent reading, writing and speaking skills in a safe and nurturing environment. In this way, we offer fun and creative learning opportunities for the children to ensure deeper learning and lasting change.