The goal of reading is to derive meaning
Classrooms across the nation are interspersed with students who don’t possess adequate reading comprehension skills to do what is expected of them. Without comprehension, reading is simply following words on a page from left to right while sounding them out. The words on the page have no meaning. That’s why Ripple Reading’s primary goal is to Build a model of effective intervention to teach reading with understanding. Reading comprehension skills are so important. Without them the reader cannot gather any information and use it to efficiently function and enjoy the richness of life.
International Literacy Day
This year marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day and UNESCO is celebrating it under the banner “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”. International Literacy Day 2016 celebrates and honours the past five decades of national and international engagement, efforts and progress made to increase literacy rates around the world. It also addresses current challenges and looks to innovative solutions to further boost literacy in the future.
Lanseria International Airport
Lanseria airport hosted us on the 8th of September allowing us to engage with travellers.
Unashamedly Ethical Award Ceremony
Ripple Reading has just been nominated for the Unashamedly Ethical award ceremony on 19th November in Gauteng and I am pitching on Monday for the ROCCI / FNB Business of the year awards 2016.
Grade R Centre
Thembi Matona is committed to providing a warm and caring environment where our children are able to feel secure and happy, and are able to realise their full potential in terms of intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.
Enhance collaboration between stakeholders. Invest in robust monitoring, evaluation and learning — and the use of evidence to inform action. Literacy donors should continue to invest heavily in rigorous monitoring, evaluation, and learning efforts, to increase our collective understanding of best practice for improving literacy outcomes in different contexts for different target groups.
We loved our interview with Gavin Singh (that voice) He undoubtedly has one of South Africa`s finest & most recognizable radio voices with two decades worth of experience in the Radio and Communications @Hot91.9FM.
News and Events
Ripple Reading was featured in the Get It Johannesburg West as well as Randburg Sun – Read Article Here.
Grade R Centre
Ripple Reading and Sakata Seed Southern Africa’s Seeds (Pty) Ltd have joined forces to assist a local creche with their Grade R class. This Grade R is the start of basic schooling for these children and is the bridging year between the creche and the Foundation Phase at Blair Atholl Primary School.
New Centres Coming Online Soon
We are working on Kleinmond, Kimberley, Maitland, Sederberge, Cosmo City. We hope to start with a new ECD Centre early in January 2017 as well as another Reading Centre in Randfontein.
Ongoing training is taking place to ensure quality and continuity of our program.
A recent article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review up for debate is “Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy” A new grant making approach is needed—one that provides enough money for nonprofits to pay for all their operations, not just programs and services. The first step toward achieving that is for grantmakers to realize that different types of non-profits have different cost structures.
On the 8th of September we created awareness at Clearwater Mall.
The Women Real Architects of Society Awards
Proud to have been in the top 3 for Excellence in Education. Congratulations to all the winners. The Women Real Architects of Society Awards 2016 aim to recognise outstanding achievements by women in different fields by conferring annual awards of merit for their work. The awards will celebrate women for their continued pursuit of excellence.
Grade R Centre
The classroom becomes a home away from home. Our philosophy in educating our children in their formative years is: “Learning through Fun”. It forms the foundation for the growth and development of all children.
According to Tara Hill from the Results for Development Centre in Australia being illiterate is like wearing unseen shackles. It not only limits an individual’s ability to escape poverty and reach their full potential, it also limits a person’s ability to stand up for and advocate for one’s self. Her advice on the Global Literacy Issue is to avoid duplication of effort, build on existing initiatives, and enhance information-sharing.
Ripple Reading’s New Board of Directors
Patricia Stock – Chartered Accountant
Deon and Zohra Smith
Angeline Chitate – Business Development & Sustainability Expert
Our new centres
Kleinmond, Maitland, Kimberley and Cosmo City – These centres will start before the end of October and we are already planning another 2 before the end of March 2017