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Story Bosso Events: Schedule

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August, 31st 2017
Attend our exciting Story Bosso events closest to you! Take a look at our event details below and feel free to give us a call on  021 180 4080 if you have any questions or queries:   Organisation name Event Date Time Venue/Location Community Audition event 01-Sep 13:00 - 17:00 Dumalisile Methodist Church Soul City Institute 05-Sep 10:00 Nomaka Mbeki Village Comms Public Event 07-Sep 10:00 Eastern Cape Kenako Shopping Mall 09-Sep 10:00 Port Elizabeth Stephen Nkomo 01-Sep 10:00 - 17:00 KwaNobuhle Despatch 04-Sep 09:00 - 15:00 Uitenhage Free Kids ECD 05-Sep 10:00 - 13:00 Khayelitsha Own reading club 05-Sep 13:00...
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Women's Month writing competition

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August, 7th 2017
When we see women and girls represented as strong, beautiful and capable of anything, it makes it impossible for the world to tell us otherwise. - Buhle Ngaba This Women's Day, Nal'ibali and Buhle Ngaba collaborated to bring the story 'The girl without a sound' to even more South Africans by translating the story into isiXhosa and iziZulu. Our aim is to inspire children and adults...
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The journey of a literacy mentor

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June, 21st 2017
Cokisa Sicwebu is a Kwa Zulu Natal based Nalibali literacy mentor. She is in charge of seven story sparkers and oversees thirty five schools in the remote rural Ugu district near port Shepstone, spanning Hibberdene  and the Umtwalume district. Heather Robertson chatted to her about how she manages to encourage the love of reading in these communities. Why did you get involved as a Nal'ibali...
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Stories and activism: Sisonke Msimang

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June, 15th 2017
Sisonke Msimang commutes between South Africa and Australia where she is Programme Director at The Centre for Stories, which collects, preserves and shares stories about migrants, refugees and diverse people and places linked to the Indian Ocean Rim. Sisonke is a writer and activist who worked as the executive director of the Open Society Initiative for South Africa and the Sonke Gender Justice Network....
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Bontle Senne and the power of stories

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May, 4th 2017
Bontle Senne hopes to publish her third book for tweens in the nail-biting Shadow Chasers series before she turns thirty in October this year.  Heather Robertson asked  the talented author of Power of the Knife and Lake of Memories about the stories that  shaped the storyteller.  What are your earliest memories of being read to and told stories?   My mother swears that she told me...
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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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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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World Read Aloud Day 2016: The Ultimate Story Power Moment

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April, 14th 2016
In 2014, South Africans helped us read aloud to 50 000 children. In 2015, you helped us reach 166 360 children. And in 2016, thanks to parents, teachers, librarians, family members and hundreds of readers, we read to 365 849 children – more than double our previous number and an astounding record for Nal’ibali and South Africa! The power in partners This year, we joined forces with the...
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