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To all Bottomup friends & supporters: Thank you for your continued support, without you we would not be able to deliver added-value services to our partner schools who so greatly need them. Thank you for voting with your hands, feet and heart by involving yourself in a charity organisation that reaches those on the margin of our community.

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Becoming a Reading Tutor

It’s August already and it has been quite a year for Bottomup. Aside from the challenges faced in fundraising we have managed to continue delivering quality services to our partner schools.

What does it entail?

In our life orientation classes we have incorporated the use of the data projector in an effort to bring multimedia into the classroom. Also on this front we have been able to partner with Umoya Software in introducing ‘Staffroom’ software at Parkwood Primary School which will make teacher’s admin lives easier, enabling them to focus on the more important task of teaching: shaping lives and educating children. Over the past three months we have welcomed foreign volunteers through XchangeSA and SASTS. The volunteers have assisted with physical education for foundation phase as well as aiding teachers by providing classroom assistance. The literacy programme at Perivale has gained momentum this quarter with the help of some dedicated volunteers. With the help of our Afrikaans speaking volunteers we have been able to reach more learners.

Perhaps you’ve seen our twitter feed, facebook posts or heard through word-of-mouth and you’ve thought about volunteering in the literacy programme as a reading tutor but you’re unsure of what it will entail? Here’s the low-down on becoming a tutor: Ÿ It will require two hours per week, at present this is on a Tuesday, from 8h30am-12h30pm (two sessions to choose from, or stay for both) Ÿ The venue is the library ‘reading room’ at Perivale Primary School, cnr of Klip Road & Zeekoe Road. Ÿ A brief introduction and training will be given to you on your first time to ease-in. Ÿ If you’re reading this newsletter then you’re skilled and have a fair amount of knowledge to impart to others - You’ve got what it takes!

Chess class has really gathered much learner interest, with new learners begging to join each week. We’ve taken the Perivale Primary team to two tournaments this year which proved much fun with the learners playing from 8am-6pm (wow!) Volunteers are welcome, and if you can’t volunteer why not donate a school (notation friendly) chess board (under R100).

Bottomup ‘Reading Tutor’ training session

Bottomup Budget Brief Monthly Expenses R25 000/pm Regular Donations R20 000/pm At present we’re still seeking regular givers who will be able to cover the monthly shortfall. We also thank our regular donors for their kindness in assisting this far by covering shortfalls. We hope for a long-term solution soon. Casie - Our Texas volunteer going through the rules

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Bottomup News (August)  

Bottomup's Newsletter - August 2011 Edition

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