Läsprojektet Nali'bali Photo: PRAESA

Innovative reading and storytelling projects

PRAESA, the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa, is an organisation based in Cape Town working to promote reading and literature for children and young people. For more than twenty years, PRAESA has made powerful, innovative moves to highlight literature as a key component of both personal and societal development.

Quick facts

Founded 1992
Country South Africa
Profession Organisation
Award year 2015

The jury’s motivation

"With the joy of reading as its compass point, PRAESA opens new routes into the world of books and literature for young readers in South Africa. Through innovative reading and storytelling projects, PRAESA brings people together and brings literature in multiple languages alive. PRAESA's outstanding work shows the crucial role of books and stories in creating rich lives for children and young people."

Carole Bloch, Director of PRAESA, in conversation with ALMA jury member Henry Ascher. Recorded at Göteborg Book Fair 2022.