Ripple Reading has so much information to share with regard to the year’s activities, our programs, our growing base of supporters, our volunteers and, most importantly,…the kids! We hope that you get a sense of the work that is currently being done & of the many exciting things that are still to come. Since 2009, Ripple Reading has served the underprivileged children of Lanseria, South Africa. We impact the community with our small, dedicated staff and a strong focus on education.
Thanks to the generosity of the BMW Zambesi (Deon Smith), Manmade Group, Simplicit-e Gaming Solutions, BMW Northcliff (Gary Alge) and funds from the members of the Collision Repairers Association, as well as that of our increasing base of volunteers and supporters, the dream of opening up a literacy centre at Blair Atholl Primary Farm School is now a reality!
On Friday 18 July 2014, the supporters (KPMG, Cradlestone Mall, Bespoke Marketing, Bug Box, Edge Consulting, Manmade, GMS Social Media, Anglo American) friends, Individuals and Rising Ripple Stars gave more than just 67 minutes for Mandela Day! We improved a room that will be used by our volunteer professionals in order to assist our struggling readers. We improved the room’s living environment by painting walls and creating a beautiful reading garden. Blair Atholl Primary School was blessed with hard working teams from the corporate world, as well as with many dedicated individuals who were dead-set on making a difference. Throughout this day, together with the community, we shared the spirit of solidarity that builds bridges and that enables people to march towards social change.Read more on: http://gmssocialmediaservices.blogspot.com/2014/07/make-every-day-mandela-day.html
We are looking for companies and individuals who can assist us in an effort to collect R74 000 to confirm the involvement of The University of Pretoria. The Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (Faculty of Education) will be doing a formative evaluation design. This design will assist us in improving the programme and will enable us to do a quasi-experimental design in future that can be used for providing evidence of the intervention’s success. We hope to begin in January.
Ripple Reading wants to thank all its sponsors for their financial assistance. If you would like more information about how to become a volunteer or how to make a donation, please contact Riana Robinson – firstname.lastname@example.org