Coordinated by the READ organisation, READATHON is an annual literacy event with the mission to focus the public’s attention on the need to develop a culture of reading in South Africa.
For the last couple of years, through the generous sponsorship of various corporate giants, READ has been able to distribute READATHON posters and creative and fun reading and writing handbooks to 27 000 schools nationwide. The underlying thread of these activities is to motivate and stimulate a culture of reading. The campaign generates activities at many levels and works in support of the government’s goals of having a literate nation. It provides a much anticipated social focus in rural communities.
READATHON operates national wide with its focus on youths, students adults and the disadvantaged.
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Contact Sonya Keyser:
Telephone: 011 496 3322
Fax: 011 496 3625

Postal Address: New Readers Publishers
Center for Adult Education
School of Education and Development
University of KwaZulu-Natal