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Readucate - With an eye on the future

Edna Freinkel is available for lectures at schools, churches, or any organisation interested in hearing talks on:
  • Reading and Television
  • Reading as Rehabilitation in Prisons
  • Reasons why children leave school functionally illiterate
  • Reading is Relationships
  • Discipline

Edna is also available for parent coaching.

If you would like to book Edna for a lecture, contact her at 083 629 8776 or email.

Order of the BaobabEdna Freinkel awarded the Order of the Baobab by President Thabo Mbeki for lifelong dedication to the development of specialised learning methods for the learning impaired in South Africa. More...

2010: Edna Freinkel awarded the UNISA Chancellor's Outstanding Educator Award 2010

The readucate trust
is a non-government, non-profitmaking (section 18A) education and literacy organisation that strives to fight illiteracy on all levels and by all means available.

Empowerdex have awarded Readucate an AA BEE Rating.

It is our unshakeable belief in the potential of all South Africans and the value of literacy that motivated our founding.

More than seventy years later, this goal still drives us.


Readucate Prison Project learners


2009 and 2010:
Alongside their Spell Check competition, Pick n Pay ran a national in-store campaign, called ‘A is for Apple’ to raise both awareness and funds for the Readucate Trust.
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  • 8 day READUCATE course
  • Licence to establish Readucate Centre to teach children and adults the Readucate
  • language/communication/reading/life skills course
  • Readucate and John Kehoe Material
  • Distance education
  • Final qualifying Readucator examination
  • Refresher Courses
  • Deposit R650 to Readucate, Standard Bank, account 025777599, Germiston Branch 011642
  • Balance payable on commencement of course

Edna Freinkel C.O.B. 083 629 8776 or

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