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This week we will be sending out the last two of our vocabulary building resource drives to our partner schools. Here is an example of what is covered. We hope the teachers and learners will find these resources useful in supporting their efforts to continue education during these difficult times. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are continuing our efforts to provide relevant, low data resources that can be used at home. This week we launched the first in our series of visual and corresponding audio clips that aim to build vocabulary and reinforce knowledge of letter sounds. Access the google drive (use Google rather than Facebook browser to do so), and share the resource via WhatsApp. drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kp_Wa0846GCd4JflsoO5hZ0twR_tkmIV?usp=sharing ... See MoreSee Less

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Our volunteers have recorded some lovely stories for young learners. They have been designed to be sent and viewed via WhatsApp and have been produced in such a way that they use minimal data. Each story has a set of images to assist with comprehension. You are free to access the stories and images off the Google drive below and download or forward them on to learners. When sending via WhatsApp, instruct the end user to first put the audio playing and then open the image. This way, the child can view the image whilst looking at the picture. Hint, open the link in Google Chrome and not Facebooks browser. Our thanks to africanstorybook.com for allowing us to use their stories.
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Whilst we are unable to currently do what we normally do, we continue to offer help to our partner schools in whatever way we can. The Link has approached a number of psychologists and counselling services. We are able to facilitate pro bono assistance for any teacher or management at our partner schools who may be battling with the current situation. Thank you to all the service providers who have offered their time. ... See MoreSee Less

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As children start to return to school, we would like to acknowledge and thank all school management, teachers, cleaning and other support staff for all they are doing to support and facilitate the continued education of children. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Link has a centre at Sparrow in Melville. It is so encouraging to see the hard work they have put into preparing the school for the return of the grade 7 learners. Well done Sparrow Schools Educational Trust! ... See MoreSee Less

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We recently updated the results section on our web site. Thank you to everyone for the part you played in achieving these results last year. We are looking forward to being able to getting back to teaching (whenever that might be!), and to making a difference in children's lives. www.thelinkliteracyproject.co.za ... See MoreSee Less

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One of our Link schools Salvazione Christian School is raising money trough an art raffle. Funds raised will go towards food parcels for the vulnerable and needy children of the school who have been hugely impacted by the closure of the school's feeding scheme during lockdown. Please consider supporting them. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Link Centre at Fordsburg continues to help the community in and around Fordsburg Primary. They have formed an organization called Linking Hearts and have this last week handed out 200 food parcels and 400 masks to families of the school. Thank you for the kindness you show to others. ... See MoreSee Less

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Part 2 in our "Why We Volunteer" series. Thanks Nelisiwe for your contribution to The Link. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy World Book Day! ... See MoreSee Less

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We may not be able to teach The Link children at the moment, but that doesn't mean we can't make a difference.
www.thelinkliteracyproject.co.za/about/results/
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The Link Fordsburg is proud to share their message of support and solidarity. ... See MoreSee Less

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From one of our volunteers: "I’m so grateful for what my daughters and I have learnt through volunteering at The Link.
My domestic worker’s 6 year old is staying here with her, during lock-down, and so my daughters and I are doing alternate days with him, following the Link 45 minute reading programme. For the first 15 minutes he practices reading, then we play a literacy based game for the next 15 minutes, and in the last 15 minutes we read a story to him and let him take the book 'home' with him - he loves it- and so do we!
He will definitely NOT be one of the grade 2’s in need of extra help next year!"
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Connection is what makes us human. One of our volunteers, Nina shares her experience of volunteering. Share your thoughts on volunteering for The Link below, or send us a video clip as a private message or at info@thelinkliteracyproject.co.za ... See MoreSee Less

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If you know anyone who you think might be interested in The Link and the work we do, please share our latest newsletter with them. mailchi.mp/26d72ad2a262/the-link-newsletter-march-12256614?e=6ae7689e9c ... See MoreSee Less

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Some of our Link volunteers at HA Jack are involved with this initiative. Please remember to maintain the highest levels of hygiene both when preparing and dropping off the sandwiches. ... See MoreSee Less

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