Being able to read and write well opens doors to better jobs and better lives, however New Zealand reportedly has one of the widest gaps in the world between good and poor readers.
That’s why a group of lawyers from Wellington decided to take time out each week to spend with their local school to help the students grow their reading and writing skills.
Now they want you to join them.
Join the Homework HELP Club
The Homework HELP Club, set up by Stacey Shortall (winner of the 2015 Women of Influence Award in the Community and Not for Profit category and force behind Who Did You Help Today?) and her colleagues at law firm Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, has been helping decile one students read and write for the past two years.
The goal now is to roll out Homework HELP Clubs to all decile one primary schools around New Zealand.
If you’re in Wellington or Auckland, there are information sessions coming up:
Otherwise, head to the Homework HELP Club website for more information on how you can get involved.
Here’s as video to see Stacy in action at Holy Family School in Porirua.