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As a Child, Reading Meant Getting a Lashing if She Made a Mistake. Now Nomonde Ensures Fun, Safe Reading Experiences for Kids in South Africa
“I took a big book of songs from the shelf and started to sing, ‘Old MacDonald’ with the kids. Little by little they began to sing along. They could relate to the song since a lot of them came from farms. They were so excited.” In a tiny village called Umthamtha, deep in rural South Africa, books were scarce and as a child, reading was something Nomonde Timakwa associated with punishment. “I remember first thing in the morning we would stand in a line, taking turns reading and the teacher would carry a stick, waiting to lash at me if...


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