We are creating a generation of readers in South Africa.
One child at a time.
To empower the community to uplift itself by creating local jobs in our schools and early childhood development centres.
We provide our children with opportunities to get a good education, learn to read & write, discover & develop talents and to grow towards realizing their incredible potential.
Early Childhood Development
Masinyusane provides children (ages 3 to 10) in impoverished communities with literacy support and reading coaching for the first five to seven years of their education.
We take children one-on-one for 30 - 60 minutes and provide customised literacy support, working with them on their level.
This foundation in reading, writing and comprehension unlocks their ability to learn in school. It fills them with confidence. And it gives them a boost towards realizing their incredible potential in life.
Outside of health, this is the best long-term investment one can make in a child's life.
How to Read
We run customized literacy sessions with children from creches and preschool through Grade 3 using proven methodologies developed by experts.
Many children are in classrooms with over 50 other learners, making it impossible for the teacher to provide the individual attention they require. That's where we come in.
Our coaches will spend hundreds of hours with their children over many years. We work with children at their own pace, first developing a love of reading and stories. When the child is ready, we work on phonics, reading, writing and comprehension. The entire time, our coaches invest in developing a 'growth' mindset in their children and ensuring that they know we believe in them.
We assess the children every six months and maintain a wealth of data on their progress.
Promote a Culture of Reading
Masinyusane has built and currently runs school libraries in multiple primary schools, preschools and early childhood development centres.
Our children do not grow up in an environment or culture that promotes reading, therefore we work hard to create vibrant, fun libraries at our schools to promote a love of books and learning.
91% of the households in South Africa have fewer than 10 books in their homes, so we invest a lot of effort in simply ensuring children are constantly going home with a beautiful, fun book in their backpack.
Port Elizabeth's township creches, preschools and primary schools are severely under-resourced and in desperate need of assistance with infrastructure.
To assist, Masinyusane has been building school libraries, literacy centres, educational technology centres and even toilet blocks.
One's environment has a tremendous impact on their performance and life outlook and we want our kids to have the best.
Thousands of children benefit from our infrastructure investments.
Technology is both revolutionizing the space of education and leveling the playing field across the globe.
Masinyusane is building laptop and tablet EduTech Centres in primary schools to ensure the children in Port Elizabeth's townships have the opportunity to become technologically literate as well as to utilize the amazing educational programs and apps in existence.
Our children can now learn using the same apps as children in New York and London.
Talent Discover & Development
All children possess incredible talents. They simply do not always have the opportunity to discover or develop them.
In recognition of this fact, Masinyusane invests in after-school sports, arts and recreational teams and clubs across a number of schools.
A few of our clubs and teams include chess, traditional dance, a variety of reading clubs, soccer, netball, rugby, art and more.