The Won Life Literacy Centre was opened in May 2013 in converted and renovated shipping containers on Trevor Manuel Primary School’s premises. This programme uses curriculum developed by Shine Literacy, an established non-profit organisation focusing on English literacy intervention.
Our aim is to equip these young learners with critical comprehension skills which are key to their academic success. Learning to read has been identified by experts as the key educational goal for learners in Grades 1 to 3 as it is the core academic skill upon which all other academic skills are built. More than this, the programme facilitates a smoother transition to Grade 4 for the Xhosa learners who switch from Xhosa to English as their language of instruction as they enter the Intermediate Phase.
At the Literacy Centre, children are put into pairs and allocated a volunteer whom they work with for the course of the year