We opened our first Shine Chapter (literacy centre) at Goede Hoop Primary School in Reiger Park, Boksburg in 2019. Our Goede Hoop chapter currently provides individualised support to 200 Grade 2&3 learners to strengthen their English reading, writing and speaking skills. Children work with trained volunteers twice a week, during the school day for an hour – The Shine Literacy Hour. A simple assessment at the end of Grade 1 is used to select the children who will take part in the programme and further bi-annual assessments enable children’s progress to be carefully tracked.