World Read Aloud Day 2018

"78% of Grade 4 learners in South Africa cannot read for meaning in any language" - Progress In International Reading Literacy, 2016

Yet that doesn’t have to be the case. YOU can make a difference and contribute towards creating a South Africa where children read for enjoyment, meaning and understanding.

Together, we can read to 1 million children!

Reading aloud to a child is one of the most important things a parent and caregiver can do with children. Not only does it build a strong language foundation, it introduces vocabulary and can help develop empathy, curiosity and critical thinking.  

World Read Aloud Day was on Thursday, 01 February 2018. On this day we all had a responsibility to spread the importance and power of reading aloud and sharing stories with children. 

If you participated in this year's #WRADChallenge2018, you can share your photos and videos for the video on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and tag us @nalibalisa with the hashtag #WRADChallenge2018. 

Example: This World Read Aloud Day, I pledge to read to 100 children in my community
Thank you for making your pledge.
You've now made your pledge! Who else do you want to pass the challenge on to?
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Click below to download our special story in the language of your choice!