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The Family Literacy Project: Sharing the pleasure of early literacy

Snoeks Desmond
Reading & Writing | Vol 1, No 1 | a6 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/rw.v1i1.6 | © 2010 Snoeks Desmond | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 May 2010 | Published: 22 May 2010

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Abstract

The Family Literacy Project works with women in rural Kwa-Zulu-Natal to help them improve their levels of literacy and provides encouragement as they support the literacy development of their children. These women have regularly visited neighbouring families to read to and play with children and discuss early childhood development and relevant health messages with adults. In addition community libraries and book boxes provide books for these under resourced areas. The findings of an independent evaluation are used to highlight aspects of the project.

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