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78% of South African children in Grade 4 are illiterate. Nomakholwa Gxowa is the selfless educator mending our literacy crisis.

Every day, the state of our country’s education seems to get worse. The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study recently showed that as many as 78% of South African children in Grade 4 are illiterate. The inability to read has knock-on effects for a child’s chances of progressing in other subjects, and while the onus is on parents as well as teachers to provide support, there are instances when this is not possible. With almost three decades of experience working with children, Nomakholwa Gxowa understands the challenges and is working to combat them.

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