Speakers tagged: applied language and literacy studies

Dorothy Dyer

Dorothy Dyer is the founder of Cover2Cover Books and the FunDza Literacy Trust, which uses innovative ways to get young South Africans reading for pleasure. A former English teacher who taught at a range of South African high schools, Dorothy has an enduring passion for getting her students to read. Dorothy is also the author of numerous teen novels and textbooks, and has run workshops to test materials and to develop students’ writing. She has a Masters from UCT in Applied Language and Literacy Studies, and has just completed her Masters in Creative Writing, also through UCT.

Humairah Jassat

Humairah Jassat won the 2010 African Leadership Academy Innovation Prize for her Pink Hijab Day initiative at age 20. Humairah created the Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Hijaab Day campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer and to encourage clearer understanding of Muslim women. On Pink Hijaab Day, Muslim women wear a pink scarf in solidarity with breast cancer sufferers. This has raised cancer awareness in the community, raised money for the Cancer Association of SA and built solidarity among people. She studies journalism at Varsity College and hosts a radio show, Women's Weekly, on Radio Islam, focusing on women's rights and empowerment.