Posts Tagged ‘Nal’ibali’

A million happy faces: Nal’ibali talks about the success of World Read Aloud Day 2018

We were so excited by the fact that Nal’ibali mobilised South Africans to read to 1 294 345 children on World Read Aloud Day this year, that we asked them to tell us how they did it:    You have seen an 80% increase in the number of children who were read to on World Read […]

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Posted on 16 March 2018 under Opportunity 6: Implementation Experience, Strategy 2017.

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“Your child is also my child” – becoming part of an “army of adults” reading to children

First published by the Sowetan on 2 June 2016. We often hear about South Africa’s dismal education outcomes and low literacy rates. We have also been hearing that early literacy, reading for joy, and growing up around books can change the life trajectories of individuals and dramatically improve our society.   Yet we hear much less […]

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Posted on 8 June 2016 under From Head & Heart, From Head & Heart: Creative Learners, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis.

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Why big business must get behind reading

This article was first published by Business Day Live on 25 November 2015. There is a business product with a proven rate of return in excess of one thousand percent in emerging markets. In South Africa, demand for it outstrips supply by at least two to one. Estimates are that the national GDP would be at […]

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Posted on 3 December 2015 under Creative Learners, DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis.

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Why listening to stories is part of learning to read

By Carole Bloch In his insightful book, The Rights of the Reader, Daniel Pennac comments: “When someone reads aloud, they raise you to the level of the book. They give you reading as a gift.” People who love reading know the precise value of that gift, and how to access it. But there are those […]

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Posted on 22 September 2015 under From Head & Heart, From Head & Heart: Creative Learners, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis.

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Brain food for growing minds

Why parents and teachers should rev up the read-aloud engine with their children and pupils First published in the Mail & Guardian, February 27 2015 In South Africa, most of the adults who spend time with children in their various capacities, including parents, teachers, caregivers, adopters and custodians, do not regularly read aloud to them. And even […]

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Posted on 5 March 2015 under From Head & Heart, From Head & Heart: Resourceful Young Children, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis.

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Growing young readers and writers: underpinnings of the Nal’ibali National Reading-for-Enjoyment Campaign

The Nal’ibali Reading-for-Enjoyment Campaign aims to revive and deepen our appreciation of stories and narrative as being not only essential as the primary way we as human beings remember and organise our thoughts and conceptual worlds, but also the basis for critical thinking and meaningful education for all children. In this learning brief, the work of Nal’ibali […]

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Posted on 19 February 2015 under Hands-on Issue 12 (Sept-Dec 2014), Hands-on Learning Briefs, Learning Briefs: Resourceful Young Children, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis.

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Language development to reshape the national economy

This article by DGMT CEO, David Harrison, was first published in the City Press on the 19th of October 2014. What you do when you’ve stared at the same problem for years and still can’t figure out how to solve it?  You frame it differently. See it through someone else’s eyes. So the next time […]

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Posted on 24 October 2014 under From Head & Heart, From Head & Heart: Creative Learners, Opportunity 3: Reflection and Analysis.

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Nal’ibali launches ‘Story Power. Bring it home.’ billboard campaign

Nal’ibali—the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, launched a new billboard campaign to generate awareness and discussion around the power of stories to spark all children’s potential. Building on the simple logic that a well-established culture of reading can be a real game-changer for education in South Africa, the campaign seeks to inspire and motivate parents and caregivers […]

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Posted on 1 October 2014 under Creative Learners, DGMT Points of Interest.

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Nal’ibali Reading for Enjoyment Campaign

The Nal’ibali Reading for Enjoyment Campaign is a campaign with a difference. It starts from the premise that stories – oral and written – are as important for literacy development as the more technical aspects of learning to sound or spell out words, write neatly and do grammar. In this learning brief, campaign co-ordinator PRAESA, takes a critical […]

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Posted on 11 September 2014 under Hands-on Issue 11 (May-Jun 2014), Hands-on Learning Briefs, Learning Briefs: Creative Learners, Opportunity 6: Implementation Experience.

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Nal’ibali launches literacy app with Mxit Reach to empower parents to share stories with their kids

Press release issued by Nal’ibali (September 2014) This International Literacy Day, Monday September 8, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign has joined forces with Mxit Reach to launch a new and improved app to put children’s stories and literacy tips into the hands of even more South African caregivers and their children. The app is accessible via […]

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Posted on 29 August 2014 under Creative Learners, DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 6: Resources and Toolboxes.

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