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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

11,132 reading clubs established in 9 provinces since inception
1352 Reading clubs are still active
45,959 Children in reading clubs
35,982 People trained at training events
26,458 FUNda LEADERS have signed up

Materials Produced

79 new stories, plus 731 translations of these stories
169 supplement editions in 8 languages
1,419,035 magazine stories distributed in 6 publications

Materials Distributed since campaign inception

603,571 books
41,672,582 supplements
30,266,423 in newspapers
11,406,159 directly to reading clubs/partners
8065 Radio broadcasts aired
7,761,000 listeners per week in 12 languages
Flagship events & competitions
World read aloud day: 2014802 children read to in 2020
Library Campaign: 23,513 stories collected & 8445 people engaged in 2019