We encourage individuals to come and spend some time with our learners, especially the little ones, by reading to them or even assisting them with their reading. This helps them to learn English and stimulates their desire to read and thereby improves their overall reading skills. You can bring your own story book, or we can provide one for you.
Please be sure to contact us at least a week in advance in order to schedule a time with the teacher.
We provide each birthday boy/ girl with their own birthday cake and rely on volunteers to do the baking. A standard “beer box” recipe is followed which is easy to follow and inexpensive. This also ensures that similar size cakes are received. How you decorate the cake is up to you, but we do encourage maximum creativity. You can sponsor the baking supplies when signing up to bake the cake. Alternatively arrangements can be made to provide you with the baking supplies.
Once you have signed up you will be placed in contact with our baking team leader who will provide further information (recipe etc).
Through scribing, volunteers from all sectors commit to assist us during test and exam weeks and we have seen remarkable improvement in these learners, not just in their academic results but also in their overall confidence. We have identified learners from grade 4 – 7 who require special assistance during test and exam week. These are the slow readers and writers who are unable to complete tests as quickly as their peers. A scribe is then allocated to one child, he/ she reads the test questions to the learner and writes down the answers given by the child. Once this is done the child is handed back the paper in order to rewrite answers in his/ her own handwriting.
Scribes are informed weeks before the tests and exams of time slots available in which to volunteer their time. They can sign up for specific days/times and will be allocated a child by the school, based on their availability.
Services and goods
We firmly believe that not all help has to be financial, it can be received in the way of services and goods. If you or your company works with a specific set of services and goods, please feel free to contact us. Keep in mind, however, that not all services or goods may not be used immediately.
Sign up to Volunteer
For more contact details you can refer to the “reach out” page.