Roxy started work with children through being inspired on a visit to the South African Children’s home – an orphanage in Cape Town, in October 2009. She realised how blessed she is when she learned about the stories of the children at the orphanage. She started her work with the children when she celebrated her 40th birthday in November – a month after hr visit to the orphanage. Raised not having what most children she grew up with had, Roxy chose to express appreciation of her parents’ availability to her by having her friends buy gifts for the orphanage instead of buying for her.
3 days later she left on an invitation from the United Nations to be a moderator at the Forum for International Civil Society – FISC, and a speaker at CONFINTEA VI – a world conference in Brazil that focused on literacy for youth and adults. Shocked at the global statistic of illiteracy she took on a project – Read Regularly for a Child – RRC. RRC based in Cape Town, is a national project that introduces and encourages regular reading to children at age 3. The project aims to combat illiteracy which currently claims 70% of the world population. Through reading reglularly to her daughter who started writing her name at age 4 and reading at age 6, Roxy believes that regular reading stimulates a passion for reading and learning.
RRC is supported by:
Retired business people and team – Mr. G Aechliman, Ms. G Sartor;
Community developer and entrepreneur – Mr. Lesego Thuntsha;
Legal advisor – Ms. Laverne Slater;
Public figures – Natalie Becker – www.nataliebbecker.com, Joanne Strauss – www.joannestrauss.co.za, Francois Pienaar – www.themadbunch.org.za, Mr Robin Banks – www.robinbanks.co.za, and more. The department of Education – basic education and SA Rugby. Public support is gained at events in the different provinces. Beneficiaries are disadvantaged children at Orphanages, Day care centres and Child care NGO’s.
Support this project by reading regularly to children, attending the events and being a sponsor.
Work with RRC for an educated nation.