From a state of shock to a moving talk by Amber

From a state of shock to a moving talk by Amber

Imagine the shock of getting a call at work. I should probably point out that no one would ever call me at work if they know me personally. The caller was a woman from Communiversity in Vrygrond, Cape Town. Communiversity is an organisation aimed at helping young...
Welcome back, Amber!

Welcome back, Amber!

We’re delighted to welcome Amber Solomons to FunDza. She’s joining the FunDza team as a journalism intern till the end of year, and she’ll be writing blogs and articles, and editing and providing feedback to our Fanz writers. Here’s a little...
Personal development through NLP

Personal development through NLP

The Learning Trust (TLT) has been running Neuro-Linguistic Programming workshops and courses for its grantees for several years. Charles Ainslie, former director of TLT, together with Christine Downton, the TLT chair and founder, are now setting up a trust to run...
Refresher training for Team FunDza

Refresher training for Team FunDza

The new year started with a bang, and one of our top priorities was to get Team FunDza out of the office and into the classroom… to introduce learners to our popular and practical ‘Writing Good Essays’ workshop. There are already a number of...
Siyamthanda’s job shadowing experience with FunDza

Siyamthanda’s job shadowing experience with FunDza

Over the years we have opened our doors to young people who would like to find out more about FunDza and job shadow in our organisation. It’s also great for us to connect with more young people and get their input on our work, and for them it gives them a little...
Introducing Connor, FunDza’s New Team Member

Introducing Connor, FunDza’s New Team Member

Energetic, well dressed, eager and curious, ambitious and outspoken, are just some of the adjectives you might use to describe our Connor Hoedemaker. He’s the latest and youngest member of our FunDza family, joining us as an intern after he spent the last year as a...
Power in group reading session workshops

Power in group reading session workshops

By Refilwehape Mofokeng There is a lot that we gain through running the reading group session workshop with our Family beneficiary groups and much we can take away from the experience. For example, we value the human connection we develop with our FunDza Family as...
Finding my feet at FunDza

Finding my feet at FunDza

By William Bosch I am a third year student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. As part of my 3rd year, I had to gain some practical work experience within my field of study: Journalism. After a grueling process of applying at various places, I thankfully...