The Do And Learn Reading Programme was devised and compiled by Dr Rose Botha. Dr Botha had 61 years of teaching experience before her untimely passing on 30 August 2013.
She originally started the programme just for pre-school learners, ages 4 to 6. Dokka Swart and Tina Van Eden joined her in 2001. An article on Dr Botha stated that she wants to teach South Africa to read.