LISTEN: The importance of being able to read for meaning

Did you know there is a link between South Africa’s literacy crisis and the prevalence of school dropout? Seshego Kgopa, Mentor Manager for the Reading for Meaning programme, speaks to Motsweding FM about the relationship between low literacy skills and dropout. Kgopa says that an inability to read with comprehension typically broadens existing gaps in learning and can cause children to fall behind academically. Kgopa also offers useful tips for parents, detailing what they can do to support their children’s educational journey.