World Read Aloud Day

2017-12-13 06:01

NAL’IBALI’S World Read Aloud Day is becoming one of the biggest literacy drives in South Africa, reaching thousands of children and adults every year in its bid to raise awareness of the importance of reading aloud in children’s literacy development and school success.

Blind SA will observe World Read Aloud Day on February 1, 2018.

Each year Nal’ibali commissions a new story for the day and translates it into all 11 official languages, asking caregivers, communities, and fellow NGOs to join them in reading it aloud to children in their home languages.

Last year the campaign read aloud to almost 720 000 children.

This year Blind SA is coming on board to share the story with blind and partially sighted children through the production of a braille story card that we’ll be sharing with schools in our network.

Nal’ibali hopes to reach 1 000 000 children in 2018 and is excited to be a part of this special reading event.

To find out more about Nal’ibali or how you can participate in World Read Aloud Day, visit www.nali bali.org - Supplied

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