LEAD SA HERO: Bala le Rona Literacy Club
“The wellbeing of the community is more of a reward than just the profit."— Daliwonga Pantshwa, the Lead SA hero for the month of April.
Pantshwa founded NGO, Bala Le Rona Literacy Club on 05 November 2016. The NGO works with children who have an inspiring desire to read, write and nurture their ability to express themselves in creative ways. Through their literacy exercises they aim to develop competencies and character qualities such as critical thinking, problem solving and leadership.
Pantshwasays language literacy aims to activate the love of reading for comprehension and leisure, outside of an academic environment. Cultural literacy, on the other hand, encourages pupils to appreciate different outputs of culture and African history.
The Bala Le Rona Literacy Club meets every Saturday at the Protea North Library from 11:00 to 15:00. On the last Saturday of every month, all members of the Bala Lerona Literacy Club have a social event where some of the following activities take place: Reading Marathon, Scrabble, Poetry, Spelling Bee and Kulture Market
Pantshwa also founded Kulture Market and Interfaith Youth Forum. Kulture Market is aimed at integrating informal traders into mainstream economy, whilst Interfaith Youth Forum focuses on uniting youth of different faiths for addressing social justice in Soweto.
“OurKulture market is more of a tourism, product development initiative. It started when we realised that a lot of money goes out of Soweto and it could come back in to develop amazing products that you’ll find in Soweto and other townships.”— Daliwonga Pantshwa, the Lead SA hero for the month of April.
Pantshwa says they are still trying to find ways to introducing these products to the global market. “What drives us is seeing these products being appreciated somewhere else” he said.
LEAD SA, salutes you!
More about Bala le Rona Literacy Club on:
Facilitator | Secretary General
Phone: 079 329 6746
Facilitator and Deputy Treasurer
Phone: 084 991 3777
Twitter: @BalaLerona Office