Strengthening families in the Southern Drakensberg

Making Reading a Shared & Valuable Pleasure

Families living in rural areas have very little opportunity to develop and extend their literacy skills. Parents and carers typically have had very little schooling and, in many cases, have lost their basic literacy skills through lack of use. The Family Literacy Project was set up to help young rural children to learn to love reading and writing.  

Some of our Generous Sponsors and Donors

A love of books will lay the foundation for future learning, relaxation and enjoyment

Our Key Focus Areas

Adult Literacy

Utilizing the REFLECT methodology, we empower adults by integrating literacy with community development. Our programs foster a supportive learning environment where adult learners gain the confidence to participate actively in their communities.
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Early Learning and Literacy

Our early learning initiatives focus on creating a strong literacy foundation for young children through engaging and interactive activities. By training caregivers and educators, we ensure that children receive the necessary support to develop reading and writing skills from a young age.
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Libraries

We establish and support community libraries, providing access to a wide range of reading materials and resources that promote a culture of reading. Our libraries serve as vibrant community hubs where individuals of all ages can gather to learn, share knowledge, and connect with others.
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Health

We educate families on essential health practices and the importance of literacy in health communication. Our health initiatives aim to reduce childhood illness by empowering caregivers with the knowledge and skills to prevent and manage common health issues effectively.
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Our Latest News

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7120

Attended Holiday
Reading Programme

7571

Books Borrowed from
FLP Community Libraries

350

Toddlers in
ROTR Groups

995

Reach Out to Read
Programme Learners

Empowering change and making a difference

Families are the first and most important teachers a child will ever have

It is estimated that one million children in South Africa live in families where no adults are literate. Our aim is to make literacy a shared pleasure and valuable skill.

Some of our Valuable Partnerships

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Every contribution helps us provide essential resources and helps us share our learning through consultancy, courses, materials development, and more.