The programme is executed over weekends to minimise disruptions to normal school days. Convoys of vehicles depart from five main cities across the country to deliver educational material and resources to some of the country’s most remote and neglected schools. On arrival at the schools, participants meet and interact with the learners and teachers as part of the process of handing over the books and resources.
In cases where second and third year visits to schools occur, learners take pride in demonstrating the reading skills they have developed since the start of their programme. Once the visits to the schools are completed all sponsors are accommodation in the local area.
When a school is identified as a beneficiary of the Rally to Read programme, they embark on a three year process that not only entails the acceptance of literacy materials but also the critical follow-up teacher support and training. Sponsors, by visiting the same schools over a three year period, have the opportunity to evaluate the progress of literacy levels among the learners as well as success of the literacy programme over a period of time in those schools.