The Shine Literacy Hour Programme

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Meet the 91-year-old retired teacher still changing children's lives

Posted by Mark Greeff on 26 November 2019 9:05 AM CAT
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“There is no reason to just sit and do nothing. Everybody has got something to offer, no matter how small or diverse it is.”

Although gaps still exist in the South African education system, there's some hope for transformation and work being done at grassroots by active citizens.

Citizens who put in the work and effort to improve their own communities and bring about social change.

One such citizen is Marcia Orlin, one of the longest standing volunteers in the Shine Literacy Hour Programme.

A true example of active citizenship, Marcia, a 91-year-old retired teacher has been volunteering at Prestwich Street Primary School for 11 years, and through her efforts has changed the trajectory of 43 children. Read more

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