The FCW literacy program aims to equip parents with skills to help their children to become better readers and writers. We achieve this by making sure that we encourage every parent to read stories to their children and ensure they access the local libraries.
FCW Literacy Programme
Therefore, the main focus is on children in the FIF program aged 3 to 5 years. We have sessions once a month, where we read stories, sing songs and rhymes, do activities that develop emergent literacy. We have also given the parents from Langa and Khayelitsha to the option to borrow books from our book library.
The program started in Langa May 2017 and we managed to help 38 children to get library cards. We have started the program in Khayelitsha February 2018 and from October 2018 the home visitors have taken over the program. The vision is to make sure that the parents and home visitors of the FIF program take ownership of their communities and run the program regularly to develop their communities
- To increase parent’s access to books by joining the library and home- made books
- Encourage story telling through library book and traditional story telling.
- Increase activities around guided reading and writing