Robin Hood Foundation’s Love to Read campaign

2017-02-14 06:01
Dr Gcina Mhlophe. Photo: SUPPLIED

Dr Gcina Mhlophe. Photo: SUPPLIED

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A FRIEND to The Robin Hood Foundation, Dr Gcina Mhlophe has been writing and performing on stage and screen for over 20 years.

She does her most important work through charismatic performances, working to preserve storytelling as a means of keeping history alive and encouraging South African children to read. She tells her stories in four of South African languages - English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa.

Ma Gcina - as she is known in the community - heads the Nozincwadi project.

"The Nozincwadi Project is about making books come alive, making them exciting. In each page there are words, rhythms, images, smells, colours, and voices that want to come out and touch our lives. Now they sit in closed books – yearning for us to let them out, to let them reconnect us with the treasures we continue to overlook in our everyday lives.”

If you’d like to get involved and help us #MakeADifference email today.

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