Get the Nation Reading- Spelling Bee to Improve Literacy Skills
Camp I Am is an educational program, for children in grades 4-10, focusing on youth who live in under-resourced communities. It runs a school holiday program and supporting activities during the school year; with holiday camps in Orange Farm and Finetown in Johannesburg South.
Camp I Am supports efforts to improve the educational outcomes by providing a variety of experiences for campers, and collaborates with the Department of Basic Education, non-governmental organizations, and individuals.
Camp I Am was created for young people who have little or no activity during the school break, which leaves them at high risk of abuse and sexual experimentation. It was launched during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in five provinces— Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, North West and Kwa-Zulu Natal.
The Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee South Africa was launched in 2014 by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) as part of the Getting the Nation to Read Campaign to improve learners’ performance in languages, especially in English. Now in its third year, learners across the country are taking part in spelling bee competitions held at the schools, districts and provinces, which all lead to the national spelling bee slated for October.
Old Mutual in partnership with Camp I Am, an implementer for the DBE spelling bee, is supporting this initiative by providing fun and educational spelling activities developed from the DBE spelling bee wordlist. Every Tuesday and Thursday we will post a word search to help learners become champion spellers and have fun doing it.
Let’s get started with the S P E L L I N G B E E!
For more information see: www.campiam.co.za
Take Part in the Camp I Am – Spelling Bee Workbook: