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...
Noem My Skollie Competition Winners revealed

Noem My Skollie Competition Winners revealed

With more than 200 entries submitted for the Noem My Skollie Writing Competition it was hard to select the winners. FunDza judges have been poring over the entries since the competition closed to narrow the field down – first to the top 10 and then to the top...
Calendar for July 2016

Calendar for July 2016

4-5 July: Dumisa and Sonja run two sessions of the Writing Good Essays workshop for learners enrolled in the Sozo Foundation’s winter school programme 5 July: Dumisa and Sonja run the Writing Good Essays workshop for learners at Ikamva Youth, Langa, as part off...
A conversation across generations

A conversation across generations

The following blog post is written by Eva Cortes, a student at the University of Kentucky, who – together with Heather Hayes – is volunteering with FunDza. *** Last week we had the opportunity to attend the AGM of the Athlone chapter of University of the Third Age...
Reading and writing in the land of pyramids and papyrus

Reading and writing in the land of pyramids and papyrus

This isn’t a blog about the sights, sounds and tastes of Cairo. So I won’t talk about the chaotic bustle of the airport, the extravagance of the conference venue, nor the awe-inspiring light and sound display at the pyramids. Suffice to say, it felt hugely...
Getting comfy with our camera!

Getting comfy with our camera!

Last year NOMU donated to FunDza a fabulous Canon camera so we could document the life and times of FunDza that much better in pictures. We’re hugely grateful! But, none of us had been trained properly to use the camera. So, in April we asked Cover2Cover’s...