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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

13,304 reading clubs established in 9 provinces since inception
2,279 Reading clubs are still active
86,565 Children in reading clubs
41,920 People trained at training events
32,157 FUNda LEADERS have signed up

Materials Produced

79 new stories, plus 731 translations of these stories
188 supplement editions in 10 languages
1,419,035 magazine stories distributed in 6 publications

Materials Distributed since campaign inception

678,814 books
46,014,714 supplements
33,837,126 in newspapers
12,286,631 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: 1,987,196 children read to in 2022