Our Books and Beyond literacy programme volunteers jumped at the opportunity to learn Xhosa.
Inspired by their twice-weekly visits to Sophakama Primary School; where they teach English literacy to Grade 2’s and 3’s. They decided that it was important to understand Xhosa. Enabling them to acquire some basic vocabulary that could facilitate the reading sessions with their learners.
Consequently, one of the volunteers Therese Landman enlisted the help of Elkanah House’s Xhosa teacher Di Stanford, who have agreed to teach the volunteers basic Xhosa.
These lessons stretched over eight weeks, at no charge.