Getting the youth amplified with the culture of reading this Youth Month

As we reach the 7th session of the Virtual Reading Clubs (VRC) which are steered by The National Reading Coalition (NRC) as part of the President’s initiative to get South Africans in the spirit of reading, the sessions have grown immensely over the months. Several books have been reviewed through the six sessions of the VRC, with some books sparking personal and relatable experiences in reviewers.

The NRC will be hosting its 7th session of the VRC on the 24th of June 2021, where a discussion of Malose Langa’s “Becoming Men: Black masculinity in South African Townships” will take place.

The discussion of the book will be steered by the author of the book Malose Langa who is also a psychology lecturer in the School of Community and Human Development at The University of Witwatersrand. Malose will also be joined by Seth Mazibuko who is the member of the South African Students’ Organisation and was one of the youngest members of the organization which planned and led the 1976 Soweto students uprising. This Youth month, the discussion will also be joined by three brilliant learners from three different schools, two in Gauteng and one in the Eastern Cape.

Session details:

Date: 24 June 2021
Time: 16h30-18h30
Platform:  Zoom

Interested participants can register to attend the session on is external)

Since its establishment on the 15th of February 2019, the NRC has been on a an mission to continuously support the President’s initiative in getting South Africans motivated and inspired to read more, taking reading from the classroom to the living room. The NRC has since been on a journey in building networks of reading clubs across the country in the quest of making reading part of the culture across South Africa.

The VRC has taken steps to invite Influential individuals within our society to participate in the President’s call to get South Africans to participate in the Presidential Reading Circle.

About The National Reading Coalition (NRC)

The National Reading Coalition (NRC) is a coordinating structure where all reading initiatives and interested stakeholders can come together to share knowledge and successful learning experiences.

The NRC was established by the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) as a comprehensive national response to the reading challenges facing South Africa.

The NRC is coordinating the development and implementation of a comprehensive national reading improvement strategy. The NRC functions as an agile, self-sustaining network of reading initiatives.

Enquiries:Palesa Khambi
Marketing and Communications Manager | NECT
Cell: 083 641 4120
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