Awarenet is a free, open source platform that connects treachers and learners to share resources and information for collaborative work. it aims to improve English skills and competence on internet and web 2.0.
Biblionef aims to provide books for under-resourced children’s organisations. They emphasise reading for pleasure to build up children’s literacy development.
Wordworks aims to support early language and literacy learning of children from disadvantaged backgrounds by sharing materials and enthusiastic teachers, tutors and volunteers with these children to ensure that they have equal opportunity to learn to read and write. Visit their website by clicking on this logo. They share a number of free resources on their website.
GADRA Education is a Grahamstown-based public-benefit organisation (PBO) which supplies educational resources and campaigns for transformation in the school education system. Visit their website to find out more about their multi-faceted programmes or view our article on Kelly Long’s Primary Education programme at https://ukufunda.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/long-puts-pep-into-education/
Equal Education (EE) is a movement of learners, teachers, community members, researchers and parents who work together to ensure quality and equality in education for all South Africans through activism and analysis. EE functions by drawing attention to problems faced by schools and communities through campaigns, protests and legal action with the help of the Legal Resource Centre (LRC). For further information about this programme, read our article at https://ukufunda.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/struggles-for-equal-education/
The Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA) is an independent research and development unit affiliated with the University of Cape Town. They concentrate on reasreach and development programmes around bilingualism and biliteracy in early childhood education, raises the status of African languages, mentors adults to become reading role models for children and initiates the development of materials for use with babies and children in multilingual situations.
Nal’ibali (isiXhosa for ‘here’s the story’) is an organisation driven by PRAESA which seeks to promote reading for enjoyment. They believe that children who are immersed in stories will have more motivation to read for themselves. Click on the logo to visit their website which tells you all about what they’re doing and offers useful tools for reading.
IkamvaYouth is a South African non-profit organisation that empowers youth through education, career guidance and computer literacy training. The Eastern Cape group is based in Nombulelo High School in Grahamstown and offers tutoring and mentoring programmes to learners form Grades 10 to 12.
PUKU Children’s Literature Foundation aims to bridge the literacy and digital divide by creating dynamic programmes to improve and develop and develop quality books and educational resources in all South Africa languages.