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Children's Literacy Rights

Posted on
21 March 2023
In celebration of Human Rights Day, Nal'ibali has created a Children Literacy Rights board you can use to spread the love of reading for enjoyment in your home or community.
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Reading and telling stories in mother language brings families closer and deepens cultural identity. For International Mother Language Day on 21 February, we shared  Gogo's tips for growing a love of African languages with your children.    
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Every day should be story day!

Posted on
16 January 2023
You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. – Dr Seuss Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has been providing a free, special story for children to celebrate World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) for over a decade. 2023 is no different. Once again, Nal'ibali is calling on all South Africans to join them in reading aloud...
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Social employment could transform society

Posted on
23 November 2022
Times are tough. In South Africa, one in three adults is unemployed. Load shedding is pummeling our economy, and only four in 10 children who attend preschool programmes are on track to thrive by the time they start school. It is easy for funders, policymakers, and community organisations to feel torn. Is it more impactful to put bread on a family's table today, or to...
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 In celebration of Literacy Month, Nal'ibali shared six stories which celebrate South Africa's rich cultural diversity.  We asked the Nal'ibali network to read the stories, play the boardgame in their language of choice and send their own stories to us to stand a chance of wining a R1000 voucher from Nal'ibali and Standard Bank. Below are the winning authors and stories from Nal'ibali and Standard Literacy Month 2022...
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A new family and community literacy programme from Nal'ibali – the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign – is tackling two of South Africa's biggest problems: illiteracy and unemployment in communities across the country. Nal’ibali, South Africa’s reading-for-enjoyment campaign – has been promoting children’s literacy development nationwide since 2012. This is because the ability to read and write unlocks success in school and life, yet most South...
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My name is Marilize de Wet. I am 41 years old, from Pretoria and work as a classroom assistant for Gr R pupils. I got hooked on reading stories when I was only 4 years old! My mom gave me a story book, with audio cassette, and although I could not read the words yet, I followed the pictures of the story while listening to...
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My name is Madikapi (also known as ‘Pulane’) Mahlasela. I was born and bred in Heilbron, a small town in Free State. I currently stay in Cape Town. I became concerned by the most recent national survey of reading which shows that 78% of grade 4 learners in South Africa cannot read for meaning, and this is attributed to the lack of reading material and...
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  To commemorate Literacy and Heritage Month, Nal’ibali – the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign – in collaboration with Standard Bank have partnered to bring South African families six free brand-new children’s stories in African languages to celebrate and understand some of the unique customs practised by different cultures in South Africa.     Included in the series titled, ‘Celebrating Mzansi’ is an isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sesotho, Sepedi, Setswana, and...
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Hello there! I am Karen Olivier from Nelspruit in Mpumalanga.  Being a primary school teacher and having two adorable grandchildren inspired me to write children's  stories. I decided to publish stories with Nali'ibali because I have first-hand experience of the positive effect that stories have especially on less-fortunate children who cannot afford books or don't have access to libraries. Apart from the wonderful imaginary world to which...
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