Monday, 24 July 2017

Student wins naming competition

BOOKED: Melody Volmink, Literacy tutor and Relationship Co-ordinator at Help2Read and Bargain Books manager Anneli Odendaal congratulate CPUT student Corne Conradie (centre) for winning the naming competition BOOKED: Melody Volmink, Literacy tutor and Relationship Co-ordinator at Help2Read and Bargain Books manager Anneli Odendaal congratulate CPUT student Corne Conradie (centre) for winning the naming competition

Second-year Education student Corne Conradie scooped the prize for coming up with a winning name for the character featured on the Help2Read project’s logo.

Corne, who is also a volunteer for the project, won a R250 book voucher for the innovative name, Nolwazi (Nguni for mother of knowledge).

Help2Read is a non-profit organisation on a mission to erase illiteracy in South Africa.

Since 2015, they have partnered with the Faculty of Education on the Wellington Campus where they have trained pre-service teachers, who are English Home language subject specialists, as volunteers for Help2Read.

The students work at a children’s home and in schools in the Wellington area, where they enhance the reading skills of the pupils in their care.

Every other day the students commit an hour to reading with a specific child for the whole year.

“In May of 2017, Help2Read launched its new look,” says the faculty’s Dr Hanlie Dippenaar, “and part of this campaign was to run a competition to find the name of the little reader in their logo”.

“Congratulations to Corne for her innovative and creative contribution. We on the Wellington campus, are proud to be part of the Help2Read initiative and to be part of the future of reading in South Africa.”

Initially, Corne came up with six well-researched names, but together with her siblings she decided on Nolwazi.

She says volunteering in the project plays an integral part towards her holistic development as a CPUT student.

Melody Volmink, Literacy Tutor and Relationship Co-ordinator at Help2Read congratulated Corne and thanked her colleague, Leani van Zyl, for championing the partnership with CPUT by providing intensive training and support to the students.

Written by Kwanele Butana

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Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

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