Nal’ibali is looking for all individuals and organisations who uphold Nelson Mandela’s values on education. This year marks what would have been former president Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. His legacy still lives on and we’d like to celebrate it with you! Nelson Mandela believed that education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world. Our children have the potential to excel in society if they have a quality education foundation.
At Nal’ibali we believe we all have a role to play in ensuring that children have access to educational material written in their mother tongue, as this can have a positive impact on their performance as learners, as well develop their confidence.
Even in a democratic South Africa, barriers still exist that prevent many children from accessing educational material, be it at school or in the home. With your help, we’d like to honour and celebrate individuals and organisations who are working tirelessly to remove these barriers.
Who are we looking for?
It can be a person who feeds children out of his/her own pocket or an organisation that supports children’s learning experiences. Any individuals or organisations working in one of the following fields are invited to enter:
Any person or organisation that has sacrificed their time or resources to ensure that children can live in environments that are conducive to them being excellent learners.
Any person or organisation that has made a call to inspire their community or the country at large to bring about change with respect to education and perceptions on reading, in the country.
Any person or organisation working to ensure that children are not denied their rights to education.
Any person or organisation working to ensure that African cultures and languages are represented in the literacy/education space, with specific reference to children.