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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
1346 Reading clubs are still active
44,100 Children in reading clubs
32,034 People trained at training events
28,636 FUNda LEADERS have signed up

Materials Produced

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

Materials Distributed since campaign inception

627,574 books
43,246,285 supplements
31,840,126 in newspapers
11,707,884 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: 3004896 children read to in 2021
Library Campaign: 23,513 stories collected & 8445 people engaged in 2019