5 10, 2020

Words of Encouragement: Luyanda’s Story

2020-10-05T17:17:35+02:00Education, Impact Stories, The People|

Today we share the story of a learner in our ECD programme who has made a great improvement in his literacy skills. Currently in Grade 4 at Mcopheleli Primary School, 11-year-old Luyanda Mthethwa from KwaDabeka had great difficulty with the basics, not being able to write the letters of the alphabet, and struggled to form words in English and isiZulu. This sadly affected his self-esteem. His family receives a monthly food parcel from CAST and learnt of the [...]

12 08, 2019

Hope for the Future: Judith’s Story

2019-08-12T16:34:02+02:00Education, The People, Youth Development|

Since joining CAST as a programme participant two years ago, 31-year-old Judith Abrams has made a valuable impact in giving back to her community as a volunteer for CAST’s Child Literacy and Youth Development programmes. Judith came to know CAST through a friend who worked at the Mariannridge CAST Community Centre assisting in the facilitation of programmes. She then signed up to participate in the Business Experience and Business Growth courses to learn how she could improve her [...]

12 06, 2014

Wordworks

2018-05-26T13:09:21+02:00Education|

A few weeks ago, we heard about Jupiter, who attended CAST's literacy programme training.  CAST's literacy programme is based on another programme called Wordworks, which was established in 2005 to support and improve early language and literacy learning among children from historically disadvantaged communities in South Africa. CAST received book donations for Wordworks from a local book supply company called Books2You.  The books were intended to go to Westville Senior Primary, but the school decided to donate them to [...]

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