UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific Organisation) declared 23 April each year as World Book Day (also known as World Book and Copyright Day). Their message this year is that given the COVID-19 pandemic, reading now is more important than ever. They write:

“More than ever, at a time where most of the schools around the world are closed and people are having to limit their time spent outside, the power of books should be leveraged to combat isolation, reinforce ties between people, expand our horizons, while stimulating our minds and creativity.

“During the month of April and all year round, it is critical to take the time to read on your own or with your children. It is a time to celebrate the importance of reading, foster children’s growth as readers and promote a lifelong love of literature and integration into the world of work.”

So, FunDza invites you to spend as much of the day reading as possible. READ alone, READ to the children in your home, READ to your parents or sisters or brothers… SHARE the stories and the love of reading.

Here is a list of the NINE stories we shared with you on our home page. GET READING now!

The sobering truth
Jealous in Jozi
The Village Girl
Senzo and the Sun
Alladin and the Magic Lamp
Bongi and Baboon
Tussen die Sterre
Ithunzi Elimnyama
Trinity on Track

TAKE a picture of you reading and send it to us to SHARE on social media. Or POST it and TAG us so we can re-share. You can do this on Facebook or Twitter or you can email us the picture on info@fundza.co.za

Have a story-filled day!