Our Vision

Every child a reader, with the self-confidence and skills to make positive life choices and contribute to their wider community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to transform children’s lives by working with schools, families and the children themselves to provide high quality support in developing literacy skills and building self-confidence.

Our Work

We provide schools with volunteer reading mentors who will motivate, raise self-esteem and help each child they work with to enjoy reading.  Our volunteers bring along their own box of books and games provided by ABC to read and make reading fun! They work weekly with each child they support (usually 3 children per volunteer).

We also train parent helpers already volunteering in schools, so they have the skills and understanding to be effective in supporting children they are working with. This increases the quality of support in schools overall.

The third part of our work is to provide training for parents to enable them to help their own children at home. We help them to identify the skills their children need to become successful readers.  We give them practical ideas on how to support their children’s learning in school.