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4,000 pupils benefit from reading coach, teacher assistant programme

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More than 4,000 pupils across six community schools within the Sol Plaatje municipal area have benefited from a reading coach and teacher assistant programme through funding from Matla A Bokone Solar.

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MORE than 4,000 pupils across six community schools in the Sol Plaatje municipal area have benefited from a reading coach and teacher assistant programme through funding from Matla A Bokone Solar.

The initiative has also been lauded for providing employment opportunities to 12 young women.

Matla a Bokone worked in collaboration with the Frances Baard District Department of Education and the reading coach and teacher assistant initiative is to continue throughout the 2022 academic year.

The community liaison officer for Matla A Bokone Solar, Lesego Mosiane, said the focus of the first quarter was to reintegrate young beneficiaries back into the beneficiary primary schools, provide them with refresher training and further training to align them with the National Reading Champions Activities.

Mosiane explained that the intention is to place particular attention on pupils in Grades 3 and 4 during the 2022 academic year.

“The remainder of the learners within the beneficiary schools will be drawn into a number of engaging initiatives, including spelling bees and reading champion activities,” said Mosiane.

The chief education specialist at the Northern Cape Department of Education, Frances Baard District, Khethang Motsoari, said the programme is truly helpful as some of the pupils are experiencing difficulty with spelling, reading and writing. “These are the issues that hinder their progress during their schooling career.

“Furthermore, the targeted schools will participate in the “Provincial Oral Reading Fluency Assessments,” Motsoari added.

The benificiary schools include Barkly West Primary School, Isago Primary School, Mosalakae Primary School, Stillwater Primary School, Tshwarelela Primary School and Waterworks Primary School.

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