READ staff conscientious the public to read and write!

read a bookRecently, the READ Educational Trust spent 67 minutes in honour of Madiba with kids at their head office and also participated in the national Readathon Pop-up Library at a crèche in Thokoza- Alberton on July 22, respectively.

Throngs of young and hungry minds were treated to story-telling, songs and rhymes with READ’s mascot ‘Mrs Book’.

Since the message is clear that kids and everyone is encouraged to read, in SA this has become of a national issue that the nation does not read well enough.

Such initiatives seek to champion the reading habit amongst communities, so as to compete with other emerging economic States.

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Listening attentively. Kids at early stage are encouraged to read and write to be better leaders.

For their part, READ staff donated their own books to be swapped and a specially built library was installed outside the offices to enable passers-by to stop, pick a book (or two) and replace the one taken so more people can join in the reading fun.

READ’s efforts to mark Mandela Day are in-line with what the former president stood for, according to the organisation’s PR & Fundraising Manager- Lizelle Langford, “Readers are leaders!”

Meanwhile, the South African Book Fair kicks off this weekend in Johannesburg from Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August at Turbine Hall in Newtown.

Tickets are available via Webtickets or can be bought at the door at any day of the event.

Children under 12s are free!

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