Established in 2000, The Shine Centre is a volunteer-driven NGO which facilitates literacy support for children in Grades 2 and 3 in school-based Shine Centres in Cape Town.
Shine uses literacy games to cover the foundation theory needed when learning to read and write, which is especially helpful to volunteers as they need not have any previous teaching experience to help a student.
Shine has been involved in various projects which include the Book Buddies programme which offers older children the opportunity to read with younger children in a creative space.
Shine also hosts community workshops for parents and organisations to empower them to be more active in the school community and support children’s learning outside of the school environment.
The 5 centres are in Claremont, Observatory, Green Point, Woodstock and Zonnebloem.
Visit the Shine website at www.theshinecentre.org.za for more info.