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Become a Nal'ibali Partner

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July, 2nd 2018
Nal’ibali is dedicated to promoting a culture of reading for enjoyment within its respective partner organisations and communities. By becoming a Nal’ibali partner you will be registered as a FUNda Leader, and supported and celebrated throughout your journey.    As a Nal’ibali partner, you will receive:    • Three individual modular training sessions over six months with regular support and mentorship • Partner welcome package including training manuals, t-shirts,...
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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 which can be used to change the world. Our children have the potential...
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In the spirit of South African Youth Month, the Nal’ibali national reading-for-enjoyment campaign is hosting a Youth Day round table panel discussion at Centre for the Book on Thursday, 14 June. The panel will include activists who are passionate about youth, language and advocacy work.  The story of 16 June 1976 encompasses two of Nal’ibali’s values – activism and the belief that every child...
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Picture taken by Themba Mbuyisa
Lebohang Masango Two musicians, a television presenter, a retail entrepreneur and myself, an anthropologist, are all seated around a table discussing the current state of South African youth. One of the musicians is a multilingual rapper, actress and currently producing a documentary on a cultural item of significance. The second musician has created a refreshing blend of Hip Hop with a youthful twist on the Maskandi...
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‘Books are a uniquely portable magic’ - Stephen King There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.  Which is why NGO, The Nal’ibali Trust, is expanding on its reading-for-enjoyment campaign, to initiate a national book exchange project in the week of 26 May. Jade Jacobsohn, Nal’ibali’s Managing Director says, “Literacy Mentors across the country will be hosting public book exchange events, where everyone...
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Nal’ibali is South Africa’s reading-for-enjoyment campaign aimed at using reading and storytelling to ignite the creative and critical potential of all children, especially those who do not have access to reading material, like many children who speak African languages. For SA Library Week, which takes place between 16 -23 March, Nal’ibali Literacy Mentors will be connecting 2 000 children from more than 25 primary...
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World Read Aloud Day Public Readings

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January, 30th 2018
  Eastern Cape     Region Literacy Mentor Location Motherwell Malusi Puwe Hombakazi Mafini, Isaac Booi & Zwide library Uitenhage Madoda Ndlakuse Mngucunube Noninzi AmaJingqi Uviwe Vakele Ngadla Nowaka & Khanyisa ECD AmaJingqi Vuyisa Somdaka Ntlahlabe Mgxabakazi & Lithalethu Day Care AmaJingqi Pelisa Nomandela Vulandi JSS & Vulandia ECD AmaJingqi Abongile Davani KuDumalisile Com School & Dumalisile Primary & clinic       Limpopo       Literacy Mentor Location   Salome Maluleke Diopong Primary school from 9am   Salome Maluleke Makanye Primary school from 11am   Salome Maluleke Mankweng Hospital from 1pm   Salome Maluleke Mankweng Library from 3pm Free State       Literacy Mentor Location   Elisa Moreki Lemotso Primary School from 8am   Elisa Moreki Thabong Primary...
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To help set caregivers up to read with their children in the new year, Nal’ibali – the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has compiled a special calendar highlighting some of the major literacy activities taking place in 2018. Complete with instructions on how to collect the cut-out-and-keep storybooks included in each edition of the campaign’s multilingual supplement, it will also assist young or new readers to...
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Turning the tide on the matric results

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January, 9th 2018
When the tide pulls back before a tsunami hits, they say that the beach is littered with beautiful starfish. Often people go down onto the beach and collect these star-shaped echinoderms, admiring their bright colours. In the distance, however the power of the ensuing wave builds. Reading the newspapers last week as the results of the National Senior Certificate (matric) were released felt a little bit...
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Nal’ibali, the national-reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has announced Annah Gumbi from Letlhabile, near Brits, as the North West provincial winner of its annual storytelling contest, Story Bosso.  Chosen from over 6 000 entries collected from across the country and over 100 entries in the North West, Gumbi’s winning entry, Tortoise and the Birds, is aimed at teaching children about respect. Each year Nal’ibali hosts its month-long Story Bosso...
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