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Na'ibali Western Cape activists lead a wave of change

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March, 24th 2017
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Launched mid-2016, Nal’ibali’s FUNda Leader movement is an avenue for everyday South Africans who want to stand up for literacy in their communities to receive specialised training and support from the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign. Now a network of over 2 000 activists nationwide, Nal’ibali addressed the Western Cape members of its volunteer network at an imbizo on Saturday 25 March, focussing on the simple, yet effective...
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Na'ibali Western Cape activists lead a wave of change

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March, 24th 2017
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Launched mid-2016, Nal’ibali’s FUNda Leader movement is an avenue for everyday South Africans who want to stand up for literacy in their communities to receive specialised training and support from the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign. Now a network of over 2 000 activists nationwide, Nal’ibali addressed the Western Cape members of its volunteer network at an imbizo on Saturday 25 March, focussing on the simple, yet effective...
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Nal'ibali shatters the record on World Read Aloud Day 2017

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March, 6th 2017
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Nal'ibali has broken its World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) record for the third year in succession; reading out-loud to an incredible 719 627 children across South Africa on Thursday the 16th of February. Encouraging adults to join them in reading the same special story out loud to children on the day, the campaign commissioned award-winning children’s author, Niki Daly, to write a brand-new story for its...
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Top Australian author visits Nal'ibali reading club

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February, 28th 2017
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Making South Africa the first stop on his two-month mini world tour, award-winning Australian children’s author, Andy Griffiths – best known for his Treehouse series, treated children at Nal’ibali’s Shining Stars reading club in Masiphumelele to a special reading on Saturday 25 March. Nal’ibali is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign that aims to spark the potential of all children through reading and storytelling in home languages...
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Celebs join Nal'ibali for World Read Aloud Day 2017

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February, 22nd 2017
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Four powerful South African public figures answered Nal'ibali's call to become literacy heroes this World Read Aloud Day. Buhle Ngaba, Mohale Mashigo, Hlubi Mboya and Sindiwe Magona shared just how powerful stories are in moulding lives and futures. Listen to their amazing story here:      
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Nal'ibali and partners gather to celebrate literacy change

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December, 15th 2015
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Celebrating a year of driving literacy change in their community, partners in the national network of Nal’ibali reading clubs gathered in six provinces this December to recognise a year of reading and sharing stories with children. “When children read for enjoyment, not only is their emotional wellbeing enhanced, but their chances of success at school are greatly improved, irrespective of their social or economic backgrounds,” explained...
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BBC: South Africa reading project Praesa wins Lindgren Award

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April, 9th 2015
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A reading project aimed at children and young people in South Africa has been named the winner of the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Praesa, or Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa, was rewarded for having "the joy of reading as its compass point". The award is named after Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the creator of the Pippi Longstocking book series. Praesa director...
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PRAESA wins the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

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March, 31st 2015
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The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the richest award in children's literature, and one of the richest literary prizes in the world. The award recognises "authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and promoters of reading" whose "work is of the highest quality." The objective of the award is to increase interest in children’s and young people's literature, and to promote children's rights to culture on a global scale. Nal'ibali is proud...
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Brain food for growing minds

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March, 2nd 2015
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In South Africa, most of the adults who spend time with children in their various capacities as parents, teachers, care­givers, adopters or custodians, do not regularly read aloud to them. And even if they do, with repeated readings of favourite storybooks, most can’t sustain the activity long enough for it to become a habit. This is because if they choose to read in a mother...
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Video: Nal'ibali, Celebrities and Mother Tongue Day

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February, 19th 2015
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Nal’ibali collaborated with South African role models and public figures to highlight the importance of mother tongue languages in children’s literacy development this International Mother Tongue Day! This video emphasises the challenges faced by many young children as they engage with print and other literacy materials in unfamiliar languages on a daily basis. Local celebs such as YouTube sensation, Suzelle DIY, actress and Freshlyground lead singer, Zolani Mahola, as well as soccer...
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