“Children who enjoy reading also excel in subjects other than language! They are able to express themselves more fluently, communicate with others, and become independent readers through reading. I highly recommend the FUNda Sonke loyalty programme to friends and family”.
Khangu is a language teacher at Kwamiya Primary School in KwaZulu Natal. Her school joined the Nal’ibali programme in 2016 and she was elected as the chairperson of the group. Once she had completed the Nal'ibali training course on how to run a reading club she created her own reading club in 2016 for children aged 6 to 11 years. She enjoys sharing ideas with colleagues (other FUNda leaders) from whom she also learns. In her 15 years of teaching, Khangu has found that learners in reading clubs are better able to read with understanding compared to those who do not attend reading clubs.
What she enjoyed about the Nal'ibali training
Khangu found the training fruitful and easy to understand and acquired new skills she can now apply in her reading club as well as in her teaching.
What inspired her?
Khangu was inspired to start the reading club because she found many of her learners enjoyed listening to stories in a language of their choice while learning to read for enjoyment as well as reading through play. She joined the FUNda Sonke loyalty programme in 2020 so she could network with other FUNda Sonke Leaders to talk about the activities in her reading club. She also completed the FUNda Sonke online training and was awarded two trophies and two certificates.
Khangu would like to be able to visit other schools with reading clubs to see how they are run.