Parents, caregivers and children have been asked to make a pledge to build a bond of reading. A love of reading and stories in childhood will grow into a love of reading in adulthood and a literate population.
Youngsters flying on SAA aeroplanes over the festive season have an extra treat: the Nal'ibali Story Power magazine will be available in-flight, along with audio books for their entertainment. It is all part of the reading for enjoyment campaign.
At just seven years old, Athandiwe Sikade is the top story teller in the land. She was voted the Story Bosso in Nal'ibali's story telling competition run countrywide over the past year.
Storytellers across the land were invited to tell stories for Nal'ibali's Story Bosso – the best storyteller in the land. Out of thousands of entries, there are 15 finalists. Their audio stories are available for download from Nal'ibali, as the celebrity judges decide on the winner.
Earlier this year, Volkswagen, Qhubeka and World Vision donated bicycles to rural learners in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape. They returned for a pilot programme in bicycle maintenance, a road safety clinic and to deliver backpacks filled with books and stationery.
Join the Zazi movement: start a Zazi club in your area, follow #BagitUseit, and start talking about women's rights and general life skills. Zazi calls for a countrywide movement that will lead to healthy and fulfilling lives.
Philani Dladla is a well-known feature of Joburg's streets. The Pavement Bookworm reads books and gives reviews to passers-by. If they like the review, they buy the book. This way, he pays rent and buys food. But his bigger goal is promoting literacy among children.
Keeping children entertained as you travel is a problem as old as time. South African Airways have partnered with the Nali’ibal campaign to promote reading and storytelling to kids as families head off on holidays.
Nal'ibali, South Africa's national reading-for enjoyment campaign, is pushing for children's right to become literate citizens by distributing its Children's Literacy Charter to hundreds of schools and libraries across Gauteng.