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INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY  2021
at JustSpace 

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“Education is the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world.” 

-- Nelson Mandela  

 

Call 2 Care has partnered up with JustSpace to shed light on the importance of literacy and help bridge the gap of literacy and digital accessibility for our Youth this International Literacy Day on the 8th September 2021.  

 

THE REALITY: 

This year the UN theme for Literacy Day is “Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated South Africa’s digital literacy challenges as only 37% of households have consistent access to the internet and many public schools are unable to continue effectively teaching all their students owing to their lack of digital resources. Children from low-income households and those living in rural areas do not have access to the same level of technology, connectivity and digital appliances as those from wealthier areas and this will have dire consequences for their education and their future. 

THE CAUSE: 

JustSpace is a newly established after-school program in an under-resourced area of Somerset West that strives to bridge the information and digital literacy gap for children from Grade R to Grade 4. This initiative covers all aspects of education by focusing on purposeful learning, healing and restoration and developing leadership skills in society to pave the way for a better life for the youth of South Africa. 

 

To help JustSpace with its mission, Call 2 Care plans to build an inspiring reading and learning environment, to compile a library of literacy resources and digital media and to host an event on Literacy Day to create this space, read to the children, and share the importance of Literacy Day with you and JustSpace. 

 

#Call2Literacy2021
#Literacyatjustspace

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WHAT IS NEEDED?  

information literacy resources 

Age Group: 1 - 9 years

 

  • Books written by South African Authors 

    • English Educational Books 

    • isXhosa Educational Books

  • Puzzles 

  • Board Games 

  • Working Books 

  • Stationary  

Digital literacy resources

Age Group: 1 - 9 years

 

  • Keyboards 

  • Monitors 

  • Mouses 

  • Tablets 

  • Educational Electronic Toys & Books 

  • Robotics Toys 

  • Other relevant educational electronic learning devices 

funds

We are in need of financial aid to be able to purchase tools and materials to revamp the JustSpace Library 

ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS

JustSpace needs Financial Assistance to be able to afford online learning tools such as Reading Eggs, Minecraft Education and Khan Academy

THE IMPACT 

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Information Literacy Resources Donated

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Digital Literacy Resources Donated

Piggy Bank

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Raised funds towards Revamp

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Raised funds towards Digital Learning Tools

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

VOLUNTEER ON THE DAY

Join us on Literacy Day, to help paint, build shelves, and create an incredible space to inspire the learners, and for all the books, and resources to live in. You can also join to read to the children. 

DROP OFF BOOKS & RESOURCES AT OUR COLLECTION SITES

We have collection points based around Cape Town, from Gardens Center to Constantia Emporium and all the way to Kalk Bay!

 

Click below to find your nearest Donation Box.

 

FOR ALL DIGITAL RESOURCE PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY. A REPRESENTATIVE WILL COLLECT THESE  FROM YOU. 

 

Deadline for donations:  Fri 3 Sep
 

DONATE FUNDS TOWARDS REVAMP & ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS 

We are looking for financial aid to assist us to purchase paint and tools to revamp JustSpaces Library and Learning Room. 

JustSpace also needs donations to subscribe to online learning tools such as Reading Eggs, Minecraft Education and Khan Academy

ABOUT JUSTSPACE

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Just Space is an integrated after school programme offering holistic developmental interventions to learners from low income communities.  Our main objective is to promote a just and inclusive educational opportunities one global citizen at a time. At Just Space, we are convinced that opportunities for low income learners can be provided with skills and expanded knowledge to be able to be active 21st Century citizens in the midst of unequal education.

Just Space educates change makers for sustainability through integrated online mathematics and literacy education; arts, culture, music; sport; academic support; entrepreneurship, cognitive narrative therapy, health care services and life skills.

Books On Shelf

From shelving, paint, vinyl stickers, information & digital literacy resources, fun interactions with the children -  We're looking for any and all help in preparation for the big day. Let us know if you can to help. 

Would you like to partner with us?