Reading is at
the heart of all
Studies have also shown that low achievement in
reading is also the common denominator in
school discipline, attendance and dropout
problems, and juvenile crime.
At SHOUT, we want to increase the literacy rate and empower children with the tools they need to learn and succeed in order for them to live a successful and meaningful life, free from poverty and crime. Everyone has a right to basic education, but there is a desperate need for resources in rural communities across South Africa:
Academically, children who are not reading on grade level by the end of Grade 3 struggle in every class, year after year, because 85 percent of the curriculum is taught by reading.
Children who are behind their peers in reading struggle with low self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy.
Studies have also shown that low achievement in reading is also the common denominator in school discipline, attendance and dropout problems, and juvenile crime.
Children who cannot read on grade level today are on track to be our nation’s lowest income, least skilled citizens.
Reading is the skill by which students get information from books, computers, worksheets
and boards to learn math, science, literature, life orientation, social studies and more.
Our purpose is to provide the resources needed to enable
the children in these communities who are prone to lack
of proficient literacy and early learning skills.
Reading is at the heart of all formal
education. It transmits a love of
learning and promotes early
Reading helps maturate positive psychological traits such as creativity, confidence, and empathy.
We owe it to our children and future generations to give them the best start in life so that they will go on to impact every level of society with their knowledge and creativity.