Planting the seed of reading and writing in indigenous languages in the African child.
“…le ojwa le sa le metsi”
The company is 100% black female owned and was founded by Dimakatso Mookodi. She graduated in performing arts at the Market Theatre Lab in 2002 and worked in the theatre industry in technical roles before moving to the advertising industry as a radio producer, where her focus was producing radio ads in indigenous languages.
It is the over ten years experience in the advertising industry working with indigenous languages that inspired and influenced the decision to play a role in the preservation of indigenous languages.
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Since 2015, she has been running a communications company specializing in translations and language supervision
In 2018, she extended her company offering to include the preservation of indigenous communication – written, oral and performance, through the establishment of PEO Literature & Production House. . PEO Literature is aimed at the grassroots level and creates content for children. The focus is reading, writing and producing children story books and theatre productions in South African indigenous languages. Additionally, PEO Literature will be creating digital and animation content that not only addresses the need to preserve South African heritage through languages but also speak to the principles of UBUNTU. It is envisaged that this will culminate in countrywide book clubs where parents and their children can participate together.
PEO believe in the African proverb “if you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” and will actively seek out opportunities to collaborate with partners who seek to achieve the same objectives.