With statistics revealing that 60% of South African households don’t have a single book, Nal’ibali joined forces with Global Citizen to curb this trend with the launch of a global online literacy campaign.
The two recently launched the #TurnThePage campaign, which aims to promote a culture of reading among young people, at Mall of Africa in Midrand on Wednesday 24 July.
The organisations, together with Exclusive Books, shared the platform with Letshego Zulu, who launched her book, ‘I Choose to Live: Life after Losing Gugu’ on the same day. Letshego is the wife of racing driver Gugu Zulu, who lost his life three years ago, when he tried to summit Kilimanjaro.
A pop-up library was also erected at the mall's the centre court which, together with Exclusive Books, will be the main book donation hub for the public.
Exclusive Books will be selling children’s books for R35 and guests at the launch were invited to buy a book and donate it to the pop-up library.