One of the biggest challenges that our recruitment team is faced with is the high level of illiteracy we observe from candidates who are being assessed for enrolment (all national qualifications have some degree of literacy as a requirement for entrance into the selected course). This is often the biggest stumbling block for our intellectually disabled and sometimes also for our hearing impaired learners.
I recently met with teachers from Ningizimu Special School and informed them that their learners were not being taken on learnerships with us due to their poor literacy levels. I suggested that the school start a reading program: a reading hour everyday with every class. The school does not have a library and most of their learners live far away from any public library.
The I Can! team at Durban North academy are co-ordinating a book-drive initiative to assist Ninggizimu with enough books to start this much-needed resource for their learners.
The staff of Ningizimu School are appreciative and grateful to I Can! for this venture.
The KZN team is looking for help from all of our stake-holders. Do you have a spare book lying around? Have your children outgrown any of their childhood books? By donating your unwanted books, you could give a great opportunity to an underprivileged child: The opportunity to read!
Snr. Recruitment Administrator
Kwa Zulu Natal