The Literacy Project focuses on improving literacy skills of learners in the Foundation Phase. The project is rolled out in different primary schools in Hanover Park. All the original schools recruited are still participating, as are all the volunteers that were recruited and trained during February 2009.
In January 2010, 3 new volunteers and 2 schools also formed part of the programme. The volunteers are all local, previously unemployed ladies from the community, who reports at the schools for 2 ½ hours daily. These women are known as “The Big Moms”.
Training of the Big Moms is ongoing, and they are continuously being upskilled. Feedback from the School Principals, Teachers, as well as the Learners has been highly positive for the quarter.