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Capturing the imagination of children and working towards a more just society that recognises and accepts gender fluidity during childhood, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign will be hosted South Africa’s first drag queen story hour with Thiart Li, performing as Shenay O’brien, and children from two Nal’ibali reading club Ikageng Austrian Embassy Library in Soweto on Saturday 24 June. The programme is just as it sounds...
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Shining a light on literacy issues in Limpopo and what ordinary citizens can do to overcome them, Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is hosting a public imbizo in Seshego, Polokwane, through its activist arm, FUNda Leader. Taking place on June 10 ahead of Youth Day, the imbizo will address the current challenges facing the nation and the province when it comes to teaching children...
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To mark World Book Day on 23 April, Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is giving away books to the value of R250 000. A specially curated list of titles of different South African authors and languages, these books will be gifted to the campaign’s literacy development partners, reaching 20 000 children across South Africa.  Nal’ibali is calling on the support of the public to help increase...
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Launched mid-2016, Nal’ibali’s FUNda Leader movement is an avenue for everyday South Africans who want to stand up for literacy in their communities to receive specialised training and support from the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign. Now a network of over 2 000 activists nationwide, Nal’ibali addressed the Western Cape members of its volunteer network at an imbizo on Saturday 25 March, focussing on the simple, yet effective...
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Launched mid-2016, Nal’ibali’s FUNda Leader movement is an avenue for everyday South Africans who want to stand up for literacy in their communities to receive specialised training and support from the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign. Now a network of over 2 000 activists nationwide, Nal’ibali addressed the Western Cape members of its volunteer network at an imbizo on Saturday 25 March, focussing on the simple, yet effective...
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Nal'ibali has broken its World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) record for the third year in succession; reading out-loud to an incredible 719 627 children across South Africa on Thursday the 16th of February. Encouraging adults to join them in reading the same special story out loud to children on the day, the campaign commissioned award-winning children’s author, Niki Daly, to write a brand-new story for its...
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Making South Africa the first stop on his two-month mini world tour, award-winning Australian children’s author, Andy Griffiths – best known for his Treehouse series, treated children at Nal’ibali’s Shining Stars reading club in Masiphumelele to a special reading on Saturday 25 March. Nal’ibali is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign that aims to spark the potential of all children through reading and storytelling in home languages...
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FUNda Leader Imbizos!

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February, 27th 2017
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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Four powerful South African public figures answered Nal'ibali's call to become literacy heroes this World Read Aloud Day. Buhle Ngaba, Mohale Mashigo, Hlubi Mboya and Sindiwe Magona shared just how powerful stories are in moulding lives and futures. Listen to their amazing story here:      
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Join the Nal'ibali FUNda Leader Imbizos

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February, 20th 2017
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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