The Rewards of Volunteering! 12 September 2019

Last week saw the end of the English Literacy Programme reading sessions for the third term.

At the beginning of this term, we introduced a new process where volunteers read to one learner for half an hour and then to a second learner for another half an hour. This gives each learner a one-to-one session with a volunteer, reading and checking comprehension (using various resources).

It’s been awesome to see the benefits of spending time individually with each learner. I have been reminded of how much fun it is to read to young people and how much it means to them to have a volunteer’s gift of time. I received the sweet note attached from one of my learners and will use it as a continued reminder.

Thanks to all our enthusiastic volunteers for their time and support of our programme!

We start sessions again in October. Contact Tracy Farquhar on farquhar@telkomsa.net if you are interested in joining us.

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