The Link Newsletter October 2019 
Registration: Public Benefit Organisation


New Literacy Centres

The Link has recently opened TWO new literacy centres - one at Lyndhurst Primary headed up by Jackie Klein and Pam James and one at Panorama Primary, headed up by Alleta Liebenberg and Julie Fourie.  Both centres have already made a significant difference to the learners at their respective schools. Well done to everyone involved! Every new centre impacts a community!

Apples for Zebras:
The South African Children’s Alphabet

We were delighted to discover a  book called “Apples for Zebras: The South African Children’s Alphabet” written by Nicci Earle-Malleson. We met with the author and came to a very favourable agreement regarding the use of the pictures from the book, for teaching purposes. In essence, each page deals with a letter and the child can find items in the beautiful illustrations starting with that letter, or one of its sounds. All the scenes are South African and the children have such fun whilst learning. If anyone wishes to know more about this book, please contact Nicci on or 082 559 9112.

UJ's Community Engagement Programme

In July over 25 UJ students attended our Literacy training. The students are part of the University’s Community Engagement Programme.  Every week 10 students assist with reading at our Link Centre in Westbury, where they work one on one with the learners attending the aftercare facility.  We even had a UJ beauty pageant finalist assist the learners!

Thank you to everyone from UJ who is taking the time to invest in the next generation.


The Link was approached by 5 postgraduate students from GIBS who were tasked with working on a project to assist a PBO, and they chose to assist The Link. The 5 students - Rowell Nieuwenhoudt,  Natan Mendelsohn, Mpho Dipitso, Linda Nhlapo and Jenna-Claire Austen, visited our centre at HA Jack and filmed our project in action. They then interviewed learners, volunteers and co ordinator and edited the footage to produce this video below. We will be using the video for marketing purposes. Thank you to the team from GIBS!

To view the project video, please click on the play button above.

Rotary Club of Johannesburg Festive Dinner

The Rotary Club of Johannesburg New Dawn has organised a Festive Dinner to raise funds for The Link Literacy and Numeracy Project. 

Please consider booking a table and inviting a group of your friends to join you! We rely solely on donations to keep The Link flourishing. 
Please support us in having us listed as a beneficiary for the MySchool Card scheme. There can be more than one beneficiary linked to a card. For more information, please visit the My School card website.
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