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Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted.  We depend on written communication for information, guidance, and access to heath care information That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way information is delivered to low literacy communities. It's exactly what it sounds like.a book that talks to the reader in his or her local  language, delivering critical information in an interactive, and educational way.

The customizable 16-page book, accompanied by local celebrity audio recordings, ensures that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood..

We started with books on Teen Suicide prevention , HIV, AIDS and Depression, Understanding Mental Health and have developed over 30 titles, such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines for over 30 countries.

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My name is Thavanisha Shanmugam and I have been a telephonic counsellor with SADAG for a little over 5 years now. I have also represented SADAG at various awareness days, training workshops as well as talks country wide. I live in Pretoria and work as a KUMON teacher in Pretoria.I travel from Pretoria to our head offices in Sandton every Sunday morning to make my 8-12 counselling shift at SADAG. Now, of course, the travelling to and from Sandton is not an easy task nor is waking up early on a Sunday morning but I gladly do it as I hold in such high regard the work that SADAG does as well as the values they uphold. I believe SADAG has done so much for so many over the years and I am so grateful to have been apart of it. It is my passion to complete my studies and someday become a psychologist so in the meantime, SADAG affords me the opportunity to help people in distress from all walks of life and as a result, I believe this has made me a better person and scholar as I am gaining insight into the various mental illnesses as they are experienced by their sufferers that no textbook could impart.


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