Help2read, established in 2005, is a literacy development, non-profit organisation working to develop the English reading skills of Foundation Phase learners in low and no-fee government schools in and around Gauteng and the Western Cape. Help2read’s Vision is that all children will leave primary school literate. To achieve this, help2read provides one-on-one English literacy interventions for learners. Reading assistance is provided by trained volunteers and youth i.e. Literacy Tutors who assist in over-crowded primary schools, providing individual reading and literacy support to learners throughout the year.
Help2read seeks to appoint a Business Development Manager preferably to be based in either Gauteng or the Western Cape. This position requires a home-based office as help2read no longer operates from business premises.
The primary purpose of the role is Business Development:
• Research and prospect new Trusts, corporate partners and/or donors and propose / implement new initiatives that increase and diversify income opportunities so as to ensure a robust pipeline of funding for Programmes over the next 5 years;
• The minimum target to be raised in 2022 is R1 033 000; R5 461 000 in 2023 and R6 782 000 in 2024.
• Build relationships with the decision makers within potential donor organisations, private sector companies and strategic partners whose objectives can be aligned to facilitate and leverage help2read’s plans;
• Contribute towards the development of systems and procedures to enable the effective ex*****on of new business development and the timeous stewarding and reporting on the allocation, use and impact of finance committed;
• Research, operationalise and maintain the relationship with State Departments who provide stipends for Youth. This includes taking the lead with the Year Beyond (YEBO) Programme. Manage the process within help2read as well as with the State Departments;
• Compile narrative reports as per the timelines in grant agreements with existing grantmakers.

Social Media:
• Lead the strategic positioning and communication of help2read and its purpose so as to raise its profile as both a thought and practice leader active in promoting literacy skills development and a love of reading amongst South Africa’s primary school children;
• In cooperation with the CEO finalise the content of the help2read Annual Review;
• Play a lead role in planning and implementing an integrated communications strategy and lead on implementing the strategy for, and delivery of, a press and media relations programme and coverage;
• Collate all stories, activity ideas, reading tips, thought pieces and blog posts, including photos, etc. for a monthly newsletter and weekly Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts;
• Develop relationships with potential media and publishing partners in print, radio, television etc. and online media and to regularly provide them with news stories, editorial articles, blog posts and/or public service announcement / campaign adverts or calls to action for any excess publication space. Engage potential other partners and establishing relationships to provide for gifts-in-kind and (e.g. removal firms for inter-city book transfers; car rental companies or sales companies for sponsored cards; media / printing / retailers who could support reading clubs etc.);
• Create marketing campaigns, conduct media research and surveys amongst beneficiaries and others to engage / improve / expand relationships, contribute to, social media content and conduct media research on potential partners, places for free advert placements etc. ;
• Regularly understand the programmes performance and needs for volunteers or school participants in any communities and to put calls out through your media connections to raise awareness and recruit supporters;
• Create / support / lead / manage the various efforts to raise support / funding online through crowd / campaign / event fundraising by regularly updating information, news articles and “packaged” requests to engage individual donors and/or sponsors of events such as the London Marathon and Two Oceans;
• Create, maintain, grow and manage an individual supporter base of people who give monthly / annually each year through individual channels and to make sure they are connected with and feel appreciated each year – through acknowledgement in stories, in small gifts etc. each yea

• Relevant tertiary qualification (Marketing, Business Development, Education or equivalent)
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in any of the above fields
• A valid drivers licence
• Experience working in NGOs (specifically education) and/or government would be an advantage
• Computer literacy MS Office suite
• Excellent competence in English
• Core values: integrity; professionalism; respect for diversity and an avid reader.
Employment type: Full time, 1 year contract; renewable based on progress and performance; remuneration is negotiable within the salary scale which is available from [email protected]; commencement date is 1 March 2022 or earlier if available.
Interested applicants should email [email protected]
• A letter of motivation, clearly stating “Business Development Manager”
• Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Closing date: Friday, 21 January 2022
Should you not have heard from help2read by 28 February, please consider your application as unsuccessful.
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At Christmas, we supported three literacy charities, including help2read who, despite the challenges of the last year, provided reading assistance to 4082 learners across South Africa 🇿🇦

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Thank you from Lotus Bookstore 🙏🏼

Your support during March has been amazing!

We’re glad to have launched new collections, features and products online. 🎉

We also reached our fundraising goal for help2read and donated R5000 thanks to your help! 😇

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Hi my twin sister and I have applied, so how do we know if we have been accepted to be part of the volunteering team?

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Operating as usual

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THANK YOU 🤗To our MySchool family. Every swipe has enabled us to improve lives through literacy.

To register Help2read as your chosen charity click on the link

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Games, puzzles, and other fun activities help kids practice letters, numbers, and more! by donating the items below, you are helping learners in under-resourced schools have an opportunity to learn how to read.

To donate visit: or call 066 319 7347

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Follow this link to read up more on Daniel Simiu

Can you take him on at this year's ABSA Run Your City Cape Town 10K? enter at and try your luck.

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Last week this time we said Au revoir to Busi, our Programme Coordinator. May the next chapter of your journey bring you joy and fulfillment. We will miss you dearly, until next time 🙂👋

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When learners are given enough time to read for pleasure they become more creative and critical thinkers. @Help2read, we will be sharing tips on how to encourage your children to read more.

Share your tips in the comment section.

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Friday, 1 April at 06h30, the next Absa RYC WARM UP RUN powered by PUMA NITRO!

We're turning up the heat with awesome prizes:

🔥 PUMA shopping voucher to the value of R 5 000
🔥 A pair of PUMA NITRO Running Shoes
🔥 A selection of PUMA apparel items and other fantastic sponsor hampers.

No sign up or entry fee required - just join us on the day!


Join us this Friday, 1 April at 06h30, for our next Absa RYC WARM UP RUN powered by PUMA NITRO!

We're turning up the heat with awesome prizes:

🔥 PUMA shopping voucher to the value of R 5 000
🔥 A pair of PUMA NITRO Running Shoes
🔥 A selection of PUMA apparel items and other fantastic sponsor hampers.

No sign up or entry fee required - just join us on the day!

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Today is day three of the new creation venture course. Our LTs are working hard to obtain the National Certificate New Venture Creation (SMME) NQF 2, which will be awarded to them upon completion of the course.

Help2read and Azisa Global Management and Leadership Institute partnering together in youth development.

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Join the the Absa RUN YOUR CITY Series’ 3rd Strava Challenge.
The RUN.CLIMB.RUN Challenge, will take place this coming Sunday 03 April 2022.

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Our Literacy Tutors are embarking on a new chapter. The Azisa Global Management and Leadership Institute is facilitating the New venture creation course.

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Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

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A big welcome to the 2022 team of Literacy Tutors for Diepsloot.

The Help2read tutors have done extensive training to ensure we are able to offer the best programme we can to the children who receive reading support through Help2read.

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A big welcome to the 2022 team of Literacy Tutors for the Western Cape.

The Help2read tutors have done extensive training to ensure we are able to offer the best programme we can to the children who receive reading support through Help2read.

Timeline photos 03/02/2022

Applications are now closed for the 2022 Literacy Tutor Programme. Thank you to all the bright young people that applied. We look forward to introducing our supporters to our 2022 Literacy tutor teams in the next few weeks.

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Help2read is a non-profit organization focused on literacy development and community strengthening through education and youth promotion. Help2read aims to empower disadvantaged communities in South Africa through capacity building and creating opportunities for young individuals who have the desire and potential to develop.

Why does help2read focus on Literacy Development?

· The ability to read is the building block for learning and ensures children get the most out of their schooling;

· Children who love to read go on to become constructive and participatory members of society;

· Literacy directly tackles unemployment by upskilling individuals to a level where they can further their studies, secure employment or start a business, and make a meaningful contribution to society.

What role can you play?

Help2read is seeking Literacy Tutors to assist learners in improving their reading as well as fostering a love for reading. Literacy Tutors act as mentors for young learners who struggle to read by reading exciting books together, playing reading games and fostering good communication.

You can have a positive impact on a child’s life by becoming a Literacy Tutor!

What can you expect?

Help2read tutors are provided with on-going training, support and mentoring, and provided with a stipend as contribution to travelling and communication expenses.

The help2read offer:

· A 10-month internship at a help2read partnering Primary School

· Participation on a SETA accredited programme for your personal development

· Working throughout the school day for 5 days a week


· Excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills;

· Have completed Grade 12

· Unemployed and available in February 2022

· Age 18 – 25 years

· Residing in the Simondium, Pniel and Wemmershoek/Franschhoek Community or surrounding areas

· Fully Vaccinated

Interested parties are invited to apply before 12 January 2022. Email your CV to [email protected] or send it on WhatsApp to 066 319 7347

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We are often asked what is the best way to help a child with their reading and the answer is simple, just – Read, Read, and Read! Apply to be a volunteer reading helper at and change the life of a child for good!

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A look back at the 2020 Literacy Tutor Programme.

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Help2read seeks to appoint a Business Development Manager based in either Gauteng or the Western Cape.

Interested? Visit our page for the job post. Alternatively email [email protected]

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We are back.

We hope you had a relaxing, festive and book-filled break. We are incredibly excited for the year ahead and can't wait to get back in schools assisting children and supporting young people.

To volunteer with Help2read please fill out our online application form. If you would like to donate towards our programmes please visit -

Timeline photos 17/12/2021

An easy way to support Help2read and the development of primary school literacy is by adding us as one of your beneficiaries on your MySchool Card. You can do this either in store, at or on the MySchool app.

If you haven't registered for one please sign up! It's a quick, FREE and easy way to support us throughout the year.

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At Help2read's Reading Clubs, for Grade R children, literacy skills are strengthened through games, play and active learning.

visit our website to see how you can get involved.

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We are often asked what is the best way to help a child with their reading and the answer is simple, just – Read, Read, and Read! Apply to be a volunteer reading helper at and change the life of a child for good!

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A shoutout to the Help2read Western Cape Programme Coordinators. Well done for all your hard work. Your desire to build up the areas you work in is inspiring!

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Masonwabe Botomani is a Literacy Tutor at Sobambisana Primary School in Khayelitsha. He has been nominated as the Help2read Literacy Tutor for November because he is hands-on, reliable, a team player and very hard-working. Pearl Biko, The Help2read Programme coordinator in this area says that: "Masonwabe has grown ever since he started as a Literacy Tutor. That his qualities are beyond this world, he is so humble and always keen to learn. I have seen him when he is around the learners and I have seen the passion he has. He is a very self-motivated young man. The future is very bright for him."

Well done Masonwabe, we appreciate all the effort you put in.

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The Help2read Literacy Tutors programme at Simondium Primary School.

Visit our website to see how you can get involved.

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Are you looking for an easy way to support Help2read and champion childhood literacy?
This can be as easy as simply subscribing to our monthly newsletter, following our social media pages and sharing our posts.

To learn more about our work visit
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