Our Literacy Centre is a volunteer-run reading and writing programme that provides support to a selection of Grade 2 and 3 children at Trevor Manuel Primary 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. Volunteers need no special qualifications; just the ability to read, write and speak in English and to offer one weekday morning each week to make a difference in the life of a child. Relevant training in the learning material we use is provided. If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to have you join our team! Please contact us at