This literacy effort began with a Rotary Matching Grant between RD6900 and RD9350. The lead Rotary clubs were RC Peachtree City (USA) and RC Sea Point (South Africa). Now look! SounsAfrica has grown legs of its own!! https://sounstalk.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/souns-survey-june-2012.pdf
The following is an email with a powerful attachment from Knysna Education Trust in South Africa. KET is the source for Souns in South Africa for all activities outside of Rotary projects. They are really making a difference for literacy.
I thought you may be interested in the survey that I collated in June this year. We are very pleased with the results that it shows. I need to do another one for DG Murray Trust mid-September. It is a lot of work and effort by many stakeholders to come out with this summary, but it tells us what we want to know.
The results in the 5 primary schools in the Knysna townships, where our preschool learners move on to, are also much better this year, which is the first year that Grade 1 results are able to be measured since starting the programme in the preschools. The school management team of the Western Cape Education Department have told me that those 5 schools are much better this year.
Lesley S. / Knysna Education Trust