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Nal'ibali's Story Bosso 2016 winner is announced!

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November, 29th 2016
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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
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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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Story Bosso talent search returns this September

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September, 2nd 2016
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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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Julia Donaldson visits Nal'ibali

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February, 18th 2016
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International children’s author and 2011-2013 UK Children’s Laureate, Julia Donaldson, treated children from Nal’ibali’s Grow Smart reading club in Philippi to a special reading on Saturday 06 February 2016. The visit forms part of Donaldson’s trip to South Africa where she will be performing in a number of theatre shows based on a variety of her books including her award winning book, The Gruffalo, and What...
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Video: Nal'ibali calls for more mother tongue books this Mother Languages Day

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February, 18th 2016
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Highlighting the critical lack of books available in all African languages to children in South Africa, Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has produced a powerful public service announcement that illustrates the breakdown of books available per language and calls for support for African language reading materials for children. The video has been developed in recognition of International Mother Languages Day on Sunday, 21 February. “All...
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Join Nal'ibali and Yvonne Chaka Chaka on World Read Aloud Day 2016

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February, 8th 2016
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Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is calling on the nation to help them pass on the power of stories and set a read-aloud record this World Read Aloud Day, 24 February 2016. Highlighting the importance of reading aloud in children’s literacy development, the campaign has issued a brand new story and is asking adults across the country to join them in reading it out...
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Nal'ibali helps parents bring home the power of stories in 2016

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January, 21st 2016
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Helping parents establish a regular reading routine with their children, and renewing their own commitment to root a culture of reading in South Africa, Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has issued its 2016 Story Power Promise. Designed as a commitment pledge for both parents and children to sign, the promise outlines commitments made by the campaign to help parents and caregivers across the country establish reading...
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South African Airways and Nal’ibali take youngsters on a reading adventure

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December, 9th 2015
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South African Airways again has special plans in store for young people travelling over the festive time, which will keep them entertained and inspire them to read. The airline announced today that it has again partnered with the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign to produce a second edition of their Story Power magazine. To celebrate the new edition, children from the Soweto-based Nal’ibali reading club, Mighty Stars, were...
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Beat the holiday slump with Nal'ibali's summer reading challenge

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December, 9th 2015
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Designed to keep reading and stories alive for children over the long summer holidays, Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has launched its 2015 Summer Reading Challenge. Set up as a story search on a special activity sheet, the challenge encourages parents and children to explore Nal’ibali’s range of online stories and keep up a reading routine whether at home, on the road or away. “The holiday period...
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Seven-year-old crowned SA's first Story Bosso

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November, 30th 2015
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Seven-year-old Athandiwe Sikade of Khayelitsha in Cape Town has been announced the winner of Nal’ibali’s storytelling competition, Story Bosso.     The competition, designed as a nationwide talent search to get people of all ages excited about reading and telling stories, invited members of the public to send in audio or video clips of themselves reading or telling their favourite stories. “We collected more than 2 000 submissions from...
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