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12 September 2018Nkosinathi Mahlangu, Momentum
Beyersgift Farm school learner reading one of her favourite books.

Beyersgift Farm school learner reading one of her favourite books.

Momentum receives a warm welcome at Groenkoring School.

Momentum receives a warm welcome at Groenkoring School.

It’s back to the classroom for Momentum volunteers

It’s back to the classroom for Momentum volunteers

This weekend on 8 and 9 September Rally to Read – a project that commits to social economic development, visited three Free State farm schools. Volunteers delivered reading books, teacher training apparatus and sporting equipment to children and teachers from Beyersgift and Groenkoring (Rietz), as well as Soba School (Kestel).

Momentum has been a sponsor of Rally to Read for the last nine years, and in 2018 alone has been involved in teaching over 1 300 children to read in the Free State. The programme is a great fit for the financial services company, says Nkosinathi Mahlangu, CSI Manager at Momentum. “Our passion is to be a part of the journey to success, and a great start is to improve the literacy levels in rural areas. This not only benefits the children who are learning, but it spills over into their families and their communities.”

Rally to Read is currently active in four provinces, and Momentum focuses on one province per year. Over the years, the company has been involved in initiatives throughout Mpumalanga, North West and the Northern Cape.

“This programme helps bridge the gaps in the education system and encourages the culture of reading among school children. When we say goodbye to the children, we look forward to feedback on their progress from one year to the next,” concludes Mahlangu.

 

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