At RidgeCape we believe in social responsibility and have chosen various organisations to support.
help2read was founded to address the severe level of illiteracy in South Africa and the programme was launched in Cape Town in early 2006. In 5 years it has grown to a significant size in the city of Cape Town and during this period the programme has been refined to address the many obstacles to learning experienced by children from the disadvantaged community of this great city.
The literacy support they provide works like this: Reading helpers dedicate half an hour of their time, twice a week, to each child and, in doing so, provide them with priceless, long-term, one-to-one care and support.
Volunteers donít replace good teaching, they add to it, playing the role of a literate adult in the childís life. The volunteer reading helper's support not only enables the children to learn to love reading but significantly increases their levels of confidence and self-esteem.
For more information on help2read please go to: help2read.org