Our Refugee Response & 500Projects related to reading & literacy.
REFUGEE RESPONSE: SEEKING REFUGE (World Vision)
World Vision is an international community development organisation that has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes for six decades. World Vision has been working in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Northern Syria to provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable Syrians and communities hosting Syrian refugees. As a part of this, they have provided child focused support, such as safe spaces for children to learn, play and receive other forms of support. The Colour Sisterhood is partnering with World Vision to support the creation of Child Friendly Spaces and Early Childhood Education. Click here to find more information about the project.
PENCILS, PAPER & LESSONS WITH LOVE (Vision Rescue)
The Vision Rescue non-formal education program is designed to teach children who are not enrolled in formal schooling in a fun and engaging way, encouraging them to learn and want to continue with their education. The program teaches the basics of literacy and numeracy in Hindi and English and builds their confidence. The teachers also work with the children’s families to enrol the students into school. The program has great success in transitioning children from non-formal education into formal education at schools, setting them up for a positive future. The Colour Sisterhood partners with Visions Rescue to support children through the non-formal education program, also providing them with hot meals 5 days a week. Click here to find more information about the project.
READ BABY READ (Hillsong Africa Foundation)
Hillsong Africa Foundation (HAF) are working with primary schools across Mitchell’s Plain and Gugulethu in Cape Town to improve the literacy levels in classrooms. The work involves working with teachers to provide skills training and encouragement, providing classroom resources (in the form of book boxes) and facilitating extra-curricular activities that place value on the skill of reading. The Colour Sisterhood partners with HAF to provide literary training and resources for underprivileged schools in Cape Town, including the supply of new books. Click here to find more information about the project.
FOUND IN THE WORD (The Bible Society)
The Bible Society Australia is committed to giving access to the Bible across the world. Teams train church volunteers in remote areas to facility literacy classes. Course material and Scriptures are made available in local dialects so that ethnic minorities are able to think, pray and learn in their heart language. The program has been running for over ten years, reaching more than 46,000 Cambodians who have learned to read and write through these courses. The Colour Sisterhood partners with The Bible Society to support teaching women to read using Bible-based materials and provide them with a New Testament to share with their families. Click here to find more information about the project.