PHOTO ESSAY: Early literacy in the Free State

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Khayalethu is an ECD centre for 120 children aged 0-5 in Vrede – a small town in the heart of the agricultural Free State. Two years ago, Khayalethu was invited to participate in the Nal’ibali StoryPlay project. Nal’ibali is a national literacy programme and StoryPlay is a sub-programme used in early learning centres and schools to get children excited about … Read More

Bringing the Story Home: Early Literacy in the Free State

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During October 2016, we visited the Community Work Programme participants who are implementing the Nal’ibali Early Literacy programme in ECD centres around the Free State.  For the children enrolled in these centres, the programme means access to an early literacy programme for the first time. Nal’ibali is part of an innovative partnership, which trains Community Workers to fill gaps in … Read More

Nal’ibali: Learning through play and stories

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Nal’ibali travelled to North West province last week to offer our Storyplay training in Phokeng. The Nal’ibali Storyplay workshops are highly interactive and fun. We focus on experiential learning, as we integrate stories and play in an informally structured early literacy curriculum that the practitioners attending will themselves offer to children.  All the related talking, thinking and other activities center around … Read More