According to the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, an international comparative reading assessment, eight out of every 10 children in South Africa cannot read properly in English, their home language or any other language. It further showed that more than 3 quarters of Grade 4 learners in South Africa cannot read for meaning.
To improve South Africa’s literacy rate, especially in the early childhood years. On the 14th of May, Impilo Collection Foundation donated 342 books, educational toys and equipment that we collected for disadvantaged children at Takane Academy in Bloubosrand, Randburg.
Collaborated with Read to Rise, a non-profit organization promoting youth literacy in under-resourced communities, donated a total of 108 new Oaky books to learners from Grade 2 to 7 at Nokhuphila Primary School located in Midrand but with all students from Tembisa.
- Takane Academy in Bloubosrand, Randburg 242 books
- Nokhuphila Primary School in Midrand – Oaky books 208 books.
Impilo Collection Foundation believes in all South Africa’s right to human rights and humanity.
In September 2020 organised by our social warriors and came together with the public dropped off 10 tons of perishable and non-perishable food to support the Social Food Drive SA for communities in need.
The logistics of the drive were carefully planned from storage, transportation and execution with the drive benefited Hong Ning Chinese Aged Home, House of Paradise in Katlehong as well as the Thembisa Child and Family Welfare Society an orphanage in Tembisa taking care of abandoned babies, toddlers and teenagers. Supported by the City of Erkuhuleni the distribution positively impacted over 2,000 people.