Celebrate Read Aloud Day

2019-01-23 06:02

“THE fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book and the person reading.” This according to Nali’bali’s managing director, Jade Jacobsohn.

“There is huge potential in South Africa to turn our literacy crisis around so that reading becomes a powerful tool, to tackle inequality and poverty,” said Jacobsohn.

Nal’ibali is built on the simple logic that a well-established culture of reading can be the tipping point for education in South Africa. Part of this ongoing drive is Nal’ibali’s World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) initiative on Friday, February 1.

“This year’s story, Where Are You? is written by Ann Walton, a well-known author and illustrator of children’s books. We’d like to encourage South Africans to register that they will be reading aloud and to share pictures of their reading sessions online.”

Jacobsohn described how the reading of a story out loud not only shows children the value of books but starts discussions, builds bonds between the reader and the audience and motivates children to learn to read and enjoy books beyond their current reading ability.

“Last year, with the help of our partners and the public, we managed to read to over a million children. This year our aim is to reach 1.5 million.

The story can be downloaded from the website at https://nalibali.org/WRAD-2019. – REPORTER

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