Classes for adults close to where they live...
Did you know that nearly 5 million adult South Africans did not have the opportunity to learn to read and write when they were children? Or that many adults who went to school received such poor schooling that they have virtually no reading and writing skills?
Kha ri gude is here to change this.
Please share this information with people who can benefit - it could be your mother, your grandfather, your sister, your friend, someone you work with, someone you go to church with or play sport with. We all know people who will benefit.
Kha ri gude is a government programme that will teach adults to read and write.
At a place close to where you live or work - wherever there are groups of about 15 people who want to learn to read and write.
You will learn to read and write in your first language. You will also learn to do Maths and to speak English.
Each Kha ri gude class is about 3 hours long, and you will go to classes three times a week for about 6 months. Altogether you will go to 60 classes.
No. The classes are free. You will not pay anything. All your books, pens and pencils are also free. You must, however, be committed to attending all the classes.
Yes! You will be able to join any ABET centre anywhere in the country. There will also be other government programmes for people after Kha ri gude.
Yes. Many people are in church groups or women's groups or youth clubs and it will be good to join as a group. Anyone can join if they had only a little or no schooling.
There are people in your community who are organising the classes. You should contact:
You can also contact your CDW.
We will advertise the classes on your local radio station and you will hear the names of people in this area who can help you join.
With Kha ri gude you will mainly learn to read and write. You will also learn some Maths and some spoken english. With these skills, you could join other programmes to learn other skills. The government and the Department of Labour have lots of other skills programmes that you can join. You will learn about these in your Kha ri gude lessons.
Yes. Deaf people and other people with disabilities are welcome. We have adapted the programme for deaf people, and it is also available in Braille for blind people. The teachers who teach deaf and blind learners will get special training. We will do our best to bring Kha ri gude to people with any disability.
If you join Kha ri gude, we would like you to do your very best to attend all the classes. We do not have enough places for everyone, so it is unfair to take a place that somebody else could have if you cannot attend all the classes.
Yes. Kha ri gude is a Department of Education programme and the Department will give certificates to people who successfully finish the programme.