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Nal’ibali (isiXhosa for “here’s the story”) is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign to spark children’s potential through storytelling and reading.

Impact and Reach


Impact & Reach Infographic

9837 reading clubs established in 9 provinces since inception
3697 Reading clubs are still active
115,114 Children in reading clubs
28,113 People trained at training events
19,252 FUNda LEADERS have signed up

Materials Produced

79 new stories, plus 526 translations of these stories
154 supplement editions in 8 languages
1,419,035 magazine stories distributed in 6 publications

Materials Distributed since campaigne inception

550,340 books
37,281,218 supplements
28,035,550 in newspapers
9,245,668 directly to reading clubs/partners
8065 Radio broadcasts aired
7,403,000 listeners per week in 12 languages
Flagship events & competitions
World read aloud day: 1,559,730 children read to in 2018
Story Bosso: 1980 stories collected & 6530 people engaged in 2018