LISTEN: “Reading for Meaning” – An initiative to help fix South Africa’s reading crisis

A study conducted in 2017 showed that almost 78% of Grade 4 learners cannot read for meaning in any language.

As a result, these learners spend most of their time in school just trying to catch up, which in the end, is unachievable for many.

To improve this situation, the Zero Dropout Campaign launched a programme to help children with their reading comprehension.

EB Inglis interviews Pumza Ndamase, Project Lead for the ‘Reading for Meaning’ programme.

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