Kamcare and in specific Monica Hammes (a volunteer involved with the After school) identified the need to start with a reading intervention with children especially in the informal settlement at a much earlier stage to influence the children's learning experience.
Monica came across the Click Foundation and their literacy initiative using Reading Eggs, an Australian online reading program which is used worldwide and whereby children learn to read English through a well-structured program of lessons made up of games. Each child is individually “subscribed” and works at her/his own pace in a one-on-one setting.
The Foundation funds the subscriptions and provides support while participating schools and other groups have to provide the venue, teachers, computers and internet connectivity. At this stage the program is presented at a creche in the informal settlement (Grade R) as well as at Leeuwfontein Primary Farm School (Grade 1 and 2). We are very happy with the 134 children that is now enrolled in this program. Thank you very much to the Click Foundation and Beeld Children's Fund who are the main sponsors.