We are an education-focused NPO. Our work is centered on enabling schools and communities to produce generations of informed, engaged, skilled, conscious, and exposed young people. We believe that poverty alleviation is possible through the provision of quality education. We are invested in creating enabling environments for the children and the youth to be capacitated and supported.
We focus on three areas that shape their lives: home, communities, and schools. We offer School Engagement (Governance, Management, Instructional Leadership Development, Learner Support, and Whole School Development) and Community Engagement (Literacy Development Projects) Programs.
In South Africa, 78% of Grade Four children cannot read for meaning (PIRLS, 2016). We, at Shine Literacy, are helping to transform the prospects of some of South Africa’s most vulnerable children by breaking the destructive cycle of poor literacy, low educational attainment, wasted potential and poverty. We do this by providing structured English literacy support to children, providing storybooks and readers and empowering parents and caregivers through Family Literacy Workshops. We work in partnership with like-minded NGO’s, individuals and non-profit organisations to raise awareness and develop approaches that are appropriate and sustainable.
Shine Trust, Zonnebloem College Estate, Cambridge Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925.
Through rigorous training, we give teachers the tools to use the power of genre-based pedagogy in every subject for every learner at every level. Our methodology has been developed in response to current urgent needs, particularly of marginalised learners, to rapidly improve reading and writing for educational access and success. These theoretical foundations are integrated in a set of teaching strategies that are optimally practical in diverse classroom settings, and accessible for teachers to acquire and use as part of their ordinary practice in their grade or curriculum area.
We operate in a number of different communities and schools in the remote and rural areas of the Eastern Cape. We provide different services such as a HIV Prevention program in AGYWs and ABYMs, we also advocate for Human rights, facilitate a Reading for Meaning programme for primary school learners, offer care and support, create and hold a Safe Space for LGBT community members and and facilitate a programme called Mens Corner. We also provide psychosocial support in families that are in need. We work to engage many different stakeholders in order to generate solutions.
|Leeds Road, Mthatha, Eastern Cape, 5099.|
Our vision is to develop ways of supporting poor and disadvantaged individuals and communities to improve their quality of life physically, socially and economically. Our Bright Futures Programme aims to empower girl children with skills and knowledge to have mastery over their own lives. It seeks to galvanise young girls to secure their futures by providing them with appropriate knowledge on puberty and sexual reproductive health, thereby inspiring them to make informed decisions and to develop a healthy self esteem. This school-based programme has resulted in a decrease in pregnancy of school learners, and a decrease in absenteeism and drop out rates.
|5 st James Road, Southernwood, East London, Eastern Cape|
We are an award winning youth-led organisation that seeks to advocate for equal education, gender equality, access to health services and eradicating gender-based violence and HIV prevalence among the youth. We are committed in influencing policies and decisions that may affect the livelihoods of young people.
East London Kwelera, Jongilanga Location, Chakateni, 5200.
We create and support libraries in under-resourced schools. We set up the space and employ a young person in the community as a library assistant (LA) to maintain and facilitate the library. We then continue to provide literacy support through activities, competitions, site visits, LA meetings and training workshops. Our mission is to create a culture of reading. We believe that every child deserves to experience the power and joy of reading and the opportunity to become informed, active citizens.
145 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915.
Our youth clubs aim to get young people actively involved in addressing social, environmental & political issues in their communities. The program aims to develop the skills and learning capacity of youth in communities across South Africa through organising youth activist clubs at a grassroots level. Members of our clubs will be taught and trained on how to be an effective community organiser/activist, and will be supported by the foundation through an education and training program.
Signet Terrace Office Park, Block B, Suite 2 19 Guinea-Fowl Street Lenasia, Gauteng, 1827 South Africa.