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The Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA)

The Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA) is a multilingual, early literacy research and development organisation, affiliated with the University of Cape Town. PRAESA’s work in literacy approaches, curricula, training, materials development and research has meaning making, stories and imagination as its compass point. PRAESA’s aim is to ensure all young children from diverse language, class and cultural backgrounds have appropriate opportunities to become imaginative and critical readers and writers.

Tiso Blackstar

Tiso Blackstar Group is a global company with its roots in Africa, operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. The group has strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.


The DG Murray Trust

The DG Murray Trust is a funder of public benefit organisations. In partnership with its grantees, it aims to create an ethical and enabling environment where human needs and aspirations are met, and every person is given the proper opportunity to fulfil his or her potential, for both personal benefit and for that of the wider community. The Trust is the primary funding partner of the Nal’ibali initiative.

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USAID (United States Agency for International Development) is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realise their potential. 

USAID/South Africa partners to strengthen small- and medium-sized enterprises, create employment, improve learning and job skills, promote basic education, combat gender-based violence, and promote HIV/AIDS care, prevention and treatment.