Lukhanyo shares his ASAS workshop experience

Lukhanyo shares his ASAS workshop experience

On 7 April 2018 I was one of six writers who attended the launch workshop for the After School Action Series (ASAS) project. After coffee and tea, we introduced ourselves and shared our own experiences of participation in after school programmes. Jacqui Boulle, head...

Calendar for April

Calendar for April

4 April: Dorothy Dyer runs refresher training for the Year Beyond volunteers 7 April: Ros Haden, Dorothy Dyer and Mignon Hardie host the launch After School Action Series workshop with six young writers involved in the project at the FunDza offices. 10 April:...

A shout out to our biggest complainer!

A shout out to our biggest complainer!

There is nothing better than having Fanz readers who not only spot mistakes but who also tell us about them! One of our most avid readers, using the pseudonym Maxine Jordan, first complained to us about technical problems with one of our online courses. When she...

FunDza’s ASAS project is a game changer!

FunDza’s ASAS project is a game changer!

FunDza was delighted to receive a grant through the Western Cape After School Innovation Fund to run a new project: the After School Action Series (ASAS). The Innovation Fund is managed by Community Chest on behalf of the Western Cape Government After School Game...

Winning with #WriterWednesday

Winning with #WriterWednesday

We love our FunDza Fanz writers. To celebrate them we're running our #WriterWednesday social media campaign that showcases every Wednesday one of our young and inspiring writers. We take their lovely photo, together with a short blurb on why they love to write and...

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...

Tamica and Sonja visit Communiversity, Westlake

Tamica and Sonja visit Communiversity, Westlake

What a delight and privilege it was to be able to present FunDza to a classroom of young individuals. We had a great time, laughing with the students and engaging with them. My only regret is that the time was way too short! Being introduced by Jodine Swartz at...

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...

Three new exciting blogs for fundza.mobi

Three new exciting blogs for fundza.mobi

FunDza launched three new blogs in March offering readers thought-provoking content, practical advice for the world of work, and handy step-by-step guides to doing a whole lot of useful and yummy things! MindSpace is just what it says: a space where young writers and...

Human rights (and hot dogs) at Beautiful Gate

Human rights (and hot dogs) at Beautiful Gate

On 23 March 2018 I was at Beautiful Gate in Philippi East with Nandi Tshabane to commemorate Human Rights Day. We arrived in time to set up FunDza’s books so that the learners could browse and engage with them. In the hall where the event was held, there was a whole...

Answering the question: #WhatDoYouStandFor

Answering the question: #WhatDoYouStandFor

The inaugural Human Rights Festival held at Constitution Hill from 23-25 March used the hashtag #WhatDoYouStandFor to encourage visitors to think about the contributions they make towards nation building and social cohesion. #WhatDoYouStandFor? - it’s an important...

The Village Girl gets FBC students hooked

The Village Girl gets FBC students hooked

The following blog gives a taste of one of the Reading for Enjoyment sessions that we run with False Bay College students at the Khayelitsha and Fish Hoek campuses. The campaign aims to get students excited about reading (and writing) for pleasure. Here's facilitator...

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