Rally to Read: The show must go on
The personal touch of Rally to Read may be missing in 2020, but rural schools can’t afford to lose sponsor support
For the first time in nearly a quarter of a century, there will be no joyful scenes at dozens of rural primary schools later this year as sponsors deliver education and hope to grateful children, parents, teachers and communities.
This is the 23rd year of Rally to Read, the rural education programme that has transformed the lives of thousands of children otherwise condemned to illiteracy and poverty by a failed SA education system. Thanks to Covid-19, however, there can be no mingling or creation of friendships and common purpose across one of SA’s greatest social divides...