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The 9-year-old author makes waves: Stacey Fru

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December, 13th 2016
Originally from Johannesburg, Stacey is an outgoing child who loves reading and writing.  This young star has written a book  titled “Smelly Cats”. Her work won in the category of Best Early Childhood Development Publication 2015; Special Mention Category. The book as also been qualified by the National Department of Basic Education as a Supplementary learning material at primary schools. Stacey is passionate about inspiring other children to reach...
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Nal'ibali holiday activities: Join us!

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December, 9th 2016
With the festive season upon us, Nal’ibali invites all children, parents and caregivers to be part of our holiday December Story Power holiday programme, as it kicks off nationally. Our skilled storytellers are waiting to welcome you in your area. In keeping with the holiday spirit, each programme session has been designed to get children involved with stories and storytelling in fun and engaging...
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Nal'ibali's Story Bosso 2016 winner is announced!

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November, 29th 2016
Nal'ibali is proud to crown Nonhlanhla Hadebe the 2016 Story Bosso winner! Nonhlanhla, a registered FUNda Leader, hails from KZN and now lives Daveyton. A literacy activist who runs her own reading club, she also volunteers her time at the Daveyton Library, where she reads to her Early Childhood Development (ECD) groups twice a week. She is a devoted aunt to her nieces and...
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Nal'ibali and USAID partner for literacy in South Africa

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September, 28th 2016
The Nal’ibali Reading-for-Enjoyment Campaign is proud to announce a new association with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Through a recent grant, Nal'ibali will be able to scale and deepen its operations at primary schools in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal over a three-year period. The project, entitled Story Powered Schools (SPS): A South African Reading Revolution, is a partnership with the Department...
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Nal'ibali is hiring: Programme Manager - Story Powered Schools

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September, 21st 2016
Nal’ibali is a well-known NGO running a national read-for-enjoyment campaign based in Cape Town.   We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project/Programme Manager to oversee the roll out and implementation of a USAID funded, school-based literacy development programme in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal in 2017.   The programme manager will be responsible for the overall management of the programme, including: coordinating training, facilitation and support...
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Vacancy: Story Sparker

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September, 6th 2016
The Nal'ibali Trust is built on simple logic: that a well-established culture of reading can be a real game-changer for education in South Africa. Literacy skills are a strong predictor of future academic success in all subjects – and children who regularly read and hear engaging stories, in languages they understand are well equipped and motivated to learn to read and write. A significant...
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Story Bosso talent search returns this September

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September, 2nd 2016
In 2015 Nal’ibali’s Story Bosso Talent Search saw Athandiwe Sikade (7 years old), from Chumisa Primary in Khayelitsha, take the title of ‘STORY BOSSO’. A dynamite that packs a punch with her powerful voice and storytelling prowess, Athandiwe is ready to hand over the title to this year’s hopeful. Nal’ibali’s ‘Story Bosso’ campaign is a nationwide storytelling talent search, aimed at reawakening a love of...
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Story Bosso Terms and Conditions

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August, 30th 2016
1. The promoter is Nal'ibali Trust whose registered office is at Suite 17-201, Building 17, Waverley Business Park, Mowbray, 7700. 2. Employees of the Nal'ibali Trust or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition. 3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to...
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67 Ways to be a FUNda Leader this Mandela Day

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July, 15th 2016
Literacy development and reading-for-enjoyment is one the most effective ways to put children on the path to educational success. This is why FUNda Leaders across the country, with the help of Nal'ibali, are bringing the power of stories into their communities!  This Mandela Day, we've put together a list of 67 ways that you can bring literacy and reading to all the children in your...
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Top 15 ways YOU can be a FUNda Leader

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July, 8th 2016
FUNda Leaders across the country are stepping up to do wonderful things in their communities. The main thing they want to tell other prospective FUNda Leaders is that no matter how small the literacy activity, it has a huge impact on the children you're helping. So whether you have a few hours or just 30 minutes a week, there are things you can do...
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