(isiXhosa for “here’s the story”) is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign in South Africa. It aims to spark children’s potential through storytelling and reading.

Children who are immersed in great and well-told stories – and in languages they understand – become inspired and motivated to learn to read for themselves. Such personally rewarding learning is a recipe for successful literacy development.

By inspiring, training and helping people across South Africa to share the power of stories, Nal’ibali is helping to make a culture of reading and writing in everyday life.

Nal’ibali’s Vision:

A society that uses writing and reading in meaningful ways and where children and adults enjoy stories and books together as part of everyday life.

Nal’ibali’s Mission:

To create the conditions across South Africa that inspire and sustain reading-for-enjoyment practices in a variety of settings.

Nal’ibali’s Goals:

To create awareness of the link between reading for enjoyment and educational achievement through the mass media and face-to-face engagement.
To help individuals and organisations in using reading for enjoyment to develop children.
To initiate, support and help sustain reading clubs.
To supply and connect people in South Africa with a range of appropriate books for children in all South African languages.

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