INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY 2021
“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.
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.
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.
WHAT IS NEEDED?
information literacy resources
Age Group: 1 - 9 years
Books written by South African Authors
English Educational Books
isXhosa Educational Books
Digital literacy resources
Age Group: 1 - 9 years
Educational Electronic Toys & Books
Other relevant educational electronic learning devices
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
Information Literacy Resources Donated
Digital Literacy Resources Donated
Raised funds towards Revamp
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
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.