Minister Angie Motshekga appoints reading ambassadors

The Minister of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga (MP) and the Nelson Mandela Foundation invites you to the launch of the Read to Lead Reading Ambassadors Programme in partnership with Mandela Day on Friday, 14 July 2017 in Johannesburg.

Minister Motshekga will unveil the names of South Africans who are luminaries in various fields such as sport, art, music, politics and business, who will become Reading Ambassadors.

The Ambassador Programme is part of a co-ordinated four-year reading and library services campaign called the Read to Lead campaign. The campaign consists of the provision of school libraries that will be supported by Spelling Bee and Reading Clubs Programme in schools and communities. Thecampaign is aimed at creating a national focus to improve the reading abilities of all South African children. The objective is to provide energy as well as direction and inspiration across all levels of the education system, as well as in homes and the public domain to ensure that all learners are able to demonstrate age appropriate levels of reading.

Members of the media are invited to the event as follows:

Date:              Tomorrow,14 July 2017

Time:             17:30 for 18:00

Venue:           Nelson Mandela Foundation, Houghton, Johannesburg

RSVP:            Terence Khala (DBE) 081 758 1546

Enquiries:     Elijah Mhlanga 083 580 8275

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION

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