The V&A Waterfront is one of Africa’s most visited destinations; boasting 24 million visitors annually. Situated in the oldest working harbour in the southern hemisphere, with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop and extensive views of the ocean, city bowl and mountain peaks. This is where the T&F Africa team will begin their walk, starting from the Breakwater Boulevard entrance of the V&A Waterfront at 10 am on 15th June 2018. Locals like to walk along the promenade because it meanders through some of Cape Town’s most trendiest suburbs and entertainment areas. First the walk will go through the suburb of Green Point with its vibrant atmosphere comprising of local pubs, clubs and cabaret restaurants which serve as a popular hangout for locals and visitors alike. The promenade continues through the Sea Point’s beachfront from Mouille Point to Bantry Bay. This area is Cape Town’s most public and popular space; featuring an outdoor gym, adventure playground and public art to name a few attractions. The team will make their way to Camps Bay beach which is located between the suburbs of Bakoven and fashionable Clifton. Camps Bay beach is the Blue Flag beauty among a string of trendy Atlantic seaboard beaches along this scenic stretch of coastline. The team will stop at one of the Camps Bay’s restaurants for refreshments after 8.8 km. They will then walk back 3.7 km to Bantry Bay, making the entire walk a full 12.5 km, where food and drinks will be enjoyed, bringing this scenic walk to an exciting end.
Read to Rise is a non-profit organisation committed to promoting youth literacy in schools in South Africa’s under-resourced communities. As the name indicates, we firmly believe that children need to read in order to rise in their personal development and contribution to society.
Children who love reading, excel at school and go on to become constructive members of society. It all starts with reading.
We aim to address the troubling reality that young children in our communities are not reading as much as they require for their educational development. Children in the foundational phase should be reading around 40 books per year; in our under-resourced communities children are reading only 1 to 2 books per year.