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Nal'ibali to launch a book exchange this May

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May, 17th 2018
‘Books are a uniquely portable magic’ - Stephen King There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.  Which is why NGO, The Nal’ibali Trust, is expanding on its reading-for-enjoyment campaign, to initiate a national book exchange project in the week of 26 May. Jade Jacobsohn, Nal’ibali’s Managing Director says, “Literacy Mentors across the country will be hosting public book exchange events, where everyone...
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Nal'ibali connects children and caregivers across SA to local libraries

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April, 9th 2018
Nal’ibali is South Africa’s reading-for-enjoyment campaign aimed at using reading and storytelling to ignite the creative and critical potential of all children, especially those who do not have access to reading material, like many children who speak African languages. For SA Library Week, which takes place between 16 -23 March, Nal’ibali Literacy Mentors will be connecting 2 000 children from more than 25 primary...
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World Read Aloud Day Public Readings

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January, 30th 2018
  Eastern Cape     Region Literacy Mentor Location Motherwell Malusi Puwe Hombakazi Mafini, Isaac Booi & Zwide library Uitenhage Madoda Ndlakuse Mngucunube Noninzi AmaJingqi Uviwe Vakele Ngadla Nowaka & Khanyisa ECD AmaJingqi Vuyisa Somdaka Ntlahlabe Mgxabakazi & Lithalethu Day Care AmaJingqi Pelisa Nomandela Vulandi JSS & Vulandia ECD AmaJingqi Abongile Davani KuDumalisile Com School & Dumalisile Primary & clinic       Limpopo       Literacy Mentor Location   Salome Maluleke Diopong Primary school from 9am   Salome Maluleke Makanye Primary school from 11am   Salome Maluleke Mankweng Hospital from 1pm   Salome Maluleke Mankweng Library from 3pm Free State       Literacy Mentor Location   Elisa Moreki Lemotso Primary School from 8am   Elisa Moreki Thabong Primary...
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Get set up to read with your children and Nal'ibali in 2018

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January, 23rd 2018
To help set caregivers up to read with their children in the new year, Nal’ibali – the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has compiled a special calendar highlighting some of the major literacy activities taking place in 2018. Complete with instructions on how to collect the cut-out-and-keep storybooks included in each edition of the campaign’s multilingual supplement, it will also assist young or new readers to...
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Turning the tide on the matric results

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January, 9th 2018
When the tide pulls back before a tsunami hits, they say that the beach is littered with beautiful starfish. Often people go down onto the beach and collect these star-shaped echinoderms, admiring their bright colours. In the distance, however the power of the ensuing wave builds. Reading the newspapers last week as the results of the National Senior Certificate (matric) were released felt a little bit...
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Letlhabile resident recognised in national storytelling contest

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November, 17th 2017
Nal’ibali, the national-reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has announced Annah Gumbi from Letlhabile, near Brits, as the North West provincial winner of its annual storytelling contest, Story Bosso.  Chosen from over 6 000 entries collected from across the country and over 100 entries in the North West, Gumbi’s winning entry, Tortoise and the Birds, is aimed at teaching children about respect. Each year Nal’ibali hosts its month-long Story Bosso...
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Be part of Nal'ibali's 2017 children's activities

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November, 17th 2017
Our Children's festival is around the corner and we don''t want you, FUNda leaders, to miss out.                                             Children’s Festivals Schedule Province Venue Date Responsible person/people WC World of Birds (Hout Bay) 2 December All WC LM’s and Kamohelo GP Jabavu Library 25 November Portia/ Sithembiso/ Bongile KZN Lovelife Centre, Nongoma 30 November Nkosi/ Eugene Children’s Home Centre 28 November Sane/ Eugene Limpopo Mankweng library 28 November Salome/ Righardt FS Thusanang...
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Congratulations to our Story Bosso winners!

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October, 27th 2017
This year's Story Bosso talent search is officially over and we are pleased to announce the winners!    The theme for this year was intsomi (folktales), and we held numerous events hosting storytelling performances across South Africa. We received an overwhelming total of 6 317 entries from all over the country. The entries were impressive, which made selecting the winning stories a tough process!    Prizes    The overall Story...
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Story Bosso: Nal'ibali gets the nation storytelling

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August, 31st 2017
This September, and in commemoration of Literacy Month, Nal’ibali – the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is encouraging a wave of storytelling across the country with its third annual multilingual storytelling contest, Story Bosso. Placing a special focus on folktales in a bid to preserve this national treasure, the campaign will be hosting storytelling performances and events across the country for the month and is inviting members...
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Nal'ibali and Buhle Ngaba bring books to girls

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August, 8th 2017
This Women’s Month 2017, Nal’ibali – the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has joined forces with young author and activist, Buhle Ngaba, to bring the power of stories to girls across the country. Buhle’s acclaimed children’s book, The Girl Without a Sound, is a moving story about the importance of hearing the stories and voices of girls and comes at a time in South Africa when...
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