Ducere Foundation News


Partnership with World Vision International – Moving forward in Swaziland and Lesotho

The Ducere Foundation is excited to announce its new partnership with World Vision International in both Lesotho and Swaziland. The Australian High Commission in South Africa has provided funding for the expansion of the Foundation’s African Children’s Stories (ACS) Program in these countries which have their unique culture and history.

The Ducere/World Vision partnership is based on the excellent work that they are both delivering in the literacy space. World Vision Literacy Boost Program supports the development of reading skills in young children while the Ducere Foundation’s ACS Program complements and adds an imaginative dimension through storytelling and storywriting.

At the beginning of May, our Executive Director, Mrs Di Fleming, visited Johannesburg and with the help of our Operations Manager for Africa, Terri Irvin and trained the World Vision Education Technical Program Managers and Education Coordinators in the ACS program.

The World Vision staff have returned to Lesotho and Swaziland enthusiastic to train the teachers in the program focusing on imaginative and real life stories and to preserve oral traditions. We expect to have new Collections from both countries ready for a launch in October 2017.

We are leading and learning together!

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