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What Do You Do With 22 000 Books? Stor-Age Of Course

Stor-Age Bellville recently provided much needed storage space for Help2read, when they received a donation of 22 000 books from an American charity called Books for Africa. Stor-Age will also provide transport for the books to the Help2read offices as and when this is needed.

Help2read is a not-for-profit organisation which provides free literacy tutoring to under-privileged learners in the Western Cape, Gauteng, and the North West. They recruit literate adults to become volunteer Reading Helpers. After being trained, the Reading Helpers are placed in a local primary school where they provide twice weekly, one-to-one tutoring to two learners each.

Help2read stores boxes at Stor-Age Bellville

Here some some statistics from Help2read about the need for their programme.
  • 13% of Grade 5 learners cannot read a single word of English
  • On a 2011 national standardised test, the average literacy score for a Grade 3 learner was 35%
  • Grade 5 learners had an average score of 28%

We wish Help2read all the best as they continue to tutor students and distribute the wonderful donation of 22 000 books to the schools they work with.

"Please accept a huge thanks from all of us at Help2read – staff, volunteers, and learners. If you would like to find out more about our programme, you can visit or call the Cape Town office at 021 930 3669."

Posted by Stor-Age Self Storage - 05 March 2014 | Charity