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FUNda Leader Imbizos!

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February, 27th 2017
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OUR FIRST FUNDA LEADER IMBIZO IS TAKING PLACE ON 25 MARCH IN THE WESTERN CAPE! Nal’ibali will be hosting a series of imbizos throughout South Africa exclusively for its FUNda Leaders. An opportunity to meet, be inspired and discuss what works and what could work better. DATE: Saturday 25 MARCH TIME: 10.00 – 13.00 VENUE: The Bandwidth Barn in Khayelitsha – Cnr Spine Road and Mew Way, Ilitha...
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Join the Nal'ibali FUNda Leader Imbizos

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February, 20th 2017
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OUR FIRST FUNDA LEADER IMBIZO IS TAKING PLACE ON 25 MARCH IN THE WESTERN CAPE! Nal’ibali will be hosting a series of imbizos throughout South Africa exclusively for its FUNda Leaders. An opportunity to meet, be inspired and discuss what works and what could work better.   At FUNda Leader imbizos you will enjoy: Access to Nal’ibali literacy experts Inspirational and informative speakers Local entertainment A chance to share experiences and...
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Nal'ibali to power Eastern Cape and KZN schools

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January, 4th 2017
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Story Powered School
Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to bring the campaign’s proven approach to literacy development to select rural schools in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. Focussing on nurturing a love of reading for joy in English and home languages to spark children’s potential and unlock their school learning, the schools’ initiative, titled: ‘Story...
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Nal'ibali holiday activities: Join us!

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December, 9th 2016
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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 is hiring: Programme Manager - Story Powered Schools

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September, 21st 2016
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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
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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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World Read Aloud Day 2016: The Ultimate Story Power Moment

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April, 6th 2016
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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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The evolution of stories in the digital world

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December, 15th 2015
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Zimkhitha Mlanzeli is an author and editor at the FunDza Literacy Trust. She mentors young aspirant writers in a bid to give back to the reading community that made her: “I’m Remo Modise, I saw a piece I wrote, LIFE AFTER MATRIC, published on Mxit. I wanted to say thank you for the support and also for believing in me.” - Remo Modise This is what I...
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Meet the team behind the Nal'ibali supplement

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October, 2nd 2015
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The team behind the Nal'ibali supplement come from all walks of life, but they all share one passion: the love of language and literature. As the only bilingual resource of its kind in South Africa – the supplement offers the children and their caregivers the opportunity to enjoy stories and read material in English, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho and Afrikaans thanks to these linguistic wizards....
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One hundred editions of the Nal’ibali supplement in photos

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October, 2nd 2015
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This September we released the 100th edition of the Nal’ibali newspaper supplement (click here to browse our archive). As the only bilingual resource of its kind in South Africa, the supplement bridges home, community and school to encourage and enable reading for enjoyment among adults and children of all ages. Since the supplement launched in June 2012, more than 20 million copies have been published...
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