Having fun with our FUNZINE…!

Having fun with our FUNZINE…!

At FunDza we are very excited about our new ‘funzine’ for reading clubs – a magazine-book publication full of poems, stories, articles and plays that have been enjoyed on the Fundza mobi site. It is different from our other anthologies, not only in size, but also in...
Introducing the Literacy Collective bua-lit

Introducing the Literacy Collective bua-lit

South Africa’s literacy crisis is well recognised, and the government as well as many other stakeholders are all striving to find solutions. Our board member, Xolisa Guzula, and some of her colleagues at UCT Education Department and other institutions, have recently...
Young Social Innovators Spark New Ideas with YEBO.

Young Social Innovators Spark New Ideas with YEBO.

The Year Beyond (YEBO) programme works with primary and high schools in the Cape Town area, with volunteers tutoring English and Maths as part of an afterschool initiative. As FunDza, we supply the English offline and online material and training for YEBO high...
Is it a book? Is it a magazine? No, it’s a Funzine!

Is it a book? Is it a magazine? No, it’s a Funzine!

FunDza is launching a brand new publication in a brand new format. We have called it a Funzine – and it is a mixture of a book, magazine and textbook. It will be A4, and will be a collection of all kinds of different texts: stories, poems (by our FunDza Fanz as well...
Going Beyond!

Going Beyond!

FunDza has been a partner of the YearBeyond programme since inception. YearBeyond (YEBO) uses volunteers to run after-school programmes in English and Maths in Western Cape schools. FunDza has supplied the English material for their high school programme running in...
Training to bring books to life

Training to bring books to life

We often get asked by our Family beneficiary groups to host workshops to support them to run their reading groups. Being based in the Western Cape, it is easier to provide training to the groups that are close by but it is far harder for us to do this with groups that...
Inspiring the Shine Literacy volunteers

Inspiring the Shine Literacy volunteers

At FunDza, we have learnt that the best advocates of reading for pleasure are people who read themselves, and practice what they preach! So we were delighted to be invited by Shine Literacy to do a workshop with their young volunteers for their Khanyisa project. These...
Meeting Fanz writer Shuneen Adams

Meeting Fanz writer Shuneen Adams

I was invited to talk to (U3A) the University of the Third Age in Greyton about FunDza. It was a smallish group – perhaps because there was a wild fire on the nearby mountain, visible from the meeting venue! But there were some experienced literacy practitioners...
Open learning comes to fundza.mobi

Open learning comes to fundza.mobi

Over the years FunDza has been asked by various organisations for online support in reading programmes using our appealing content. We first designed customised online courses for different groups such as the Year Beyond programme. Recently we have started creating...