Olu's Dream

Our Action

Olu's Dream provides illiterate primary school children with private, personalised English reading and writing lessons. Our Literacy Teacher sees 2 children every 45 minutes, 5 days per week, to personally guide them through the phonics programme and ensure there is progress and understanding.

Our aim is to enable the children to read and write English at a basic level after 9 months.

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Oranjekloof Moravian Primary School

(Hout Bay - Cape Town)

more than 1,200 pupils attend overcrowded classrooms with an average of 41 pupils per class. In South Africa, half of all primary school children experience reading and writing difficulties.

With little or no access to literacy assistance, these children are pushed through the system until they graduate from primary school - despite being unable to read and write in English

Latest News


Sponsor a child

January 18, 2017

In South Africa, 1 child out of 4 has difficulty to read and write at the age of 8. Olu’s Dream NGO provides illiterate primary school children with private and personalized English reading and writing lessons in Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. Our literacy teachers see 1 or 2 children every 50 minutes, 5 days per week. It takes 6 months to 1 year to the child to read English at basic levels. We hope to raise ZAR 30 … read more


We create jobs!

September 28, 2016

Olu’s Dream has been using volunteers from Europe.  However, the charity is at a point now where they are keen to create jobs and offer this work to local unemployed people in the township. Mfundo was working in a store as a cashier.  After graduating from high school, he was given a scholarship to the University of Cape Town for music. When Chloe offered him the job, he relied “How soon can I start?” Mfundo received job shadowing and training … read more


Exciting News

December 1, 2014

One of our students is now Sponsored! Her literacy journey and progress will be shared with her kind sponsors via photos, videos and letters as she learns to read and write with Olu’s Dream. This is truly just what we hoped: for the lives of Olu’s friends to be changed too!