FunDza wins UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy!

FunDza wins UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy!

We’re delighted to announce that FunDza has been awarded the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy 2017. The prize, supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, rewards work that benefits rural populations and out-of-school youth,...
Testing, testing… one two three

Testing, testing… one two three

In late 2015 FunDza had the idea to use a small raspberry pi device in order to disseminate FunDza’s short stories in places and spaces and to people for whom connectivity was difficult or problematic. We know – from the feedback from readers – that...
To Phoebe, with love

To Phoebe, with love

It was April 2012. The FunDza office was based around my diningroom table. Phoebe Sibomana, a family friend of Ros’, was completing her honours in Social Development at UWC and needed to get some job place experience. She contacted Ros, a family friend, who...
Impacting one reader at a time

Impacting one reader at a time

Our organisation’s driving force is embodied in the slogan: ‘Reading changes lives’. As individuals we can see the impact reading has had – and continues to have – on our own lives and love hearing reports of these changes from our...
Mobile Learning Week: taking refuge in Paris

Mobile Learning Week: taking refuge in Paris

True confessions: the trip to Paris for the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week felt daunting and difficult. There were too many deadlines, too many reports to write, too many proposals to get off, and just generally too much to do. More importantly, I was tired, tired in my...
All you need is love! Nandi ties the knot

All you need is love! Nandi ties the knot

Our FunDza family is known for its love of celebrations. We’ve celebrated new books and exciting ventures, birthdays and new births, graduations and personal achievements. And, we’ve celebrated with those who’ve left to embark on new adventures. The...
The end of a chapter: It Takes Two!

The end of a chapter: It Takes Two!

Since 2014 we’ve been running a flagship project sponsored by the National Arts Council and called “Mentoring Our Future Writers”. Saturday, 18 February, saw us close the book on the final chapter of this inspiring and heart-warming endeavour in...
FunDza says #NoToStateCapture

FunDza says #NoToStateCapture

The FunDza Literacy Trust supports the Save South Africa campaign that seeks to mobilise civil society, business and individuals to support the founding principles of our democracy and hold government leadership to account to the Constitution and the values they have...
Six months in…

Six months in…

The end of September is the halfway mark of our 2017 financial year. Here’s a quick update of where we are in achieving our goals for the year. Popularising Reading We’re currently supporting 287 beneficiary groups around the country, 51 of which are new...