Nali'bali breaks literacy barriers in its target provinces

We identified that almost half of SA’s children live in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo combined and a further 20% of the country’s children live in Gauteng. We proactively target areas with the highest child populations with the intention to reach a tipping point in these areas.


74% of the 94 941 children reached


65% of the 3 431 people who received training


71% of the 3 044 reading clubs were active


70% of the 879 events hosted by Nali’bali


53% of the 78 162 people reached though our events

were in the Gauteng, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo provinces.

During the second half of 2018, the Nali’bali team achieved the following milestones:

More organisations approached NalI’bali for partnerships, which indicates an appreciation for our programme and allowed for a more efficient implementation of our programme.

The implementation team participated in a project management course to strengthen their ability to manage and sustain these partnerships.

A billboard campaign was implemented from September 2018 to June 2019 in key provinces, with 95% of sites located in our focus province.

Highlights from campaigns held in 2018:

We increased our staff in both Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape’s Lesedi project.

57% of all people that received training were based in the Eastern Cape.

Nali’bali experienced many partnership requests in KwaZulu-Natal following already established brand awareness in this province.

Limpopo had the second highest number of children in reading clubs and 62% of the 518 reading clubs, were newly registered.

Gauteng had 556 active reading clubs of which 43% were newly registered.

Follow this link to see the underlying data that was used to help us determine which provinces and districts we would focus our energies on