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Molteno Institute

The Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy is a non-profit organisation on a mission to change our world by developing literacy through teaching and learning materials, as well as providing institutional training and classroom mentoring to developing communities in Africa.

The power of literacy lies in the enhanced capacity of people to make informed, rational and effective life choices. Research shows that literate people have a higher possibility of improved living standards; this means better self-esteem, better health and better job opportunities.

Developing nations desperately need to encourage the growth of an informed, skilled and productive workforce, or face negative growth, entrenched poverty and unemployment for present and future generations. This critical growth at all levels can only be achieved when South Africa is a fully literate society.