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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
5220 Reading clubs are still active
159,191 Children in reading clubs
30,444 People trained at training events
23,355 FUNda LEADERS have signed up

Materials Produced

79 new stories, plus 526 translations of these stories
163 supplement editions in 8 languages
1,419,035 magazine stories distributed in 6 publications

Materials Distributed since campaign inception

592,492 books
40,014,088 supplements
29,010,952 in newspapers
11,003,136 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: 1,6661,256 children read to in 2019
Library Campaign: 23,513 stories collected & 8445 people engaged in 2019