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
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
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
Minister Angie Motshekga met with the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) to evaluate plans that will ensure learners are better informed about the virus and that they continue their education in their homes.
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!" ... See MoreSee Less
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
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
In these difficult times, with parents trying to continue working and children off school, we though, for the children you are in contact with, that this resource might come in handy as a means to continue to foster a love of reading and books. Perhaps, if you are a volunteer, you might find a fun book you would like to save to read to The Link children when we are back at school. Book Dash is a South African non-profit organisation that develops wonderful children’s books in a range of languages. Books are free and can be accessed via their web site or their app. bookdash.org/books/... See MoreSee Less
During February and March, UK doctor, Adam Stern spent his free time, not holidaying, but volunteering at The Link literacy centre at Risidale Primary School He says, “I spend a few months each year in South Africa and wanted to contribute something back here. I read about the Link Literacy Project online and was taken with the systematic structure to facilitate reading that is used. My experience of the volunteering has been positive. In a short time I’ve seen the children really making progress in their reading and the tools we use bring results. It's good to be a part of."