Nal’ibali (isiXhosa for “here’s the story”) is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign. It seeks to spark and embed a culture of reading across South Africa, so that reading, writing and sharing stories – in all South African languages – is part of everyday life. Children who read and hear engaging stories in languages they understand are well equipped and motivated to learn to read and write. They are also more likely to find fulfilling jobs and to make a meaningful contribution to society.
Every day, every child enjoys a story.
To spark a love of stories, build language and literacy skills, and promote lifelong reading culture in homes, schools and communities across South Africa.