Publication of first Red Reading Toolbox Handbook: Books and Stories

We are currently checking the final proofs of this work of dedication and perseverance before it goes to print. Soon, soon, we will hold the first copies in our hands.

But our hands are not the important ones. Children must have access to these materials that support and encourage reading for a vulnerable age-group.

The contents – themed fiction and non-fiction, stories, challenges, poetry and puzzles, things to really think about … hopefully will stimulate a new approach to the art (and science) of reading and ‘the book’.

Thank you to:

The many, many people who contributed ideas, activities, support of every kind, and believe that this project should and must happen.

Our original founders (with Lesley Beake) Gcina Mhlophe and Sindiwe Magona

Our Board who are endlessly supporting our efforts.

Wilien van Zyl, general manager and support group all on her own.

Rotary Cape of Good hope and then Rotary Newlands who were critical to the early beginnings of CBN.

Richard Parsons who offered encouragement and advice.

The children of Red Hill informal settlement who were our first participants and who shaped the way we worked.

The support group of Swedish librarians and teachers who were our believers – and

Living Landscape project in Clanwilliam and Prof John Parkington.

The children of Clanwilliam.

PG Consulting archaeologists.

The loyal and dedicated helpers who came to develop our working methods and hold really fun workshops: Emily Halinan, Rosemary Bangham, poet crocE Moses, Janine van Rooyen (Blaq Pearl), John Woodland and the University of Cape Town choir.

Penny Park-Ross for her help before she became a board member.

The Butterfly Centre in Stanford.

Royd Frith.
Jenny Hobbs.
Vuyo Size and Phumlani.
Rotary Rottweil for substantial funding support.
Rotary Stanford.
Springfontein Wine Estate.
Enlighten Education Trust.
Nyasha Makwarimba.
Kate Hosford and Chris Welch.
William Low for the storage hut.
Kelly Semu.
Di Parker for being our volunteer bookkeeper and Elsa Gebhardt before her.
Susan Abrahams – illustrator of note.

Toast Coetzer – production and distribution.
John Chancey for technical support.

Each and every one contributed in special ways towards the toolbox project.

If we have forgotten you on this page, we have not forgotten you in our hearts! Please let us know.

Thank you all …

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