Turning learning into action!

Turning learning into action!

Every Friday afternoon at FunDza our staff members experience a different kind of work and learning environment. Since February this year we started a staff learning session on a Friday afternoon where we watch an interesting video and have a discussion about the...

Our Rights Matter!

Our Rights Matter!

FunDza started its special Rights project in 2014 - to coincide with 20 years of democracy - that sought to help our readers understand their rights better and feel more equipped to access their rights, in particular the socio-economic rights that are enshrined in our...

Calendar for April

Calendar for April

With April just around the corner, here's a look at what's planned for FunDza so far! Keep an eye on the calendar as we add more exciting events. 3 April: Sonja hosts a Branding Me workshop in Etafeni - for the training of in house facilitators. 7 April: FunDza Staff...

The interns give us the scoop!

The interns give us the scoop!

We're blessed with two young, vibrant, smart and literacy-savvy interns, so it would be wrong to not find out how they are enjoying their stint at FunDza so far. We welcomed Tamica Mopp at the start of February and Aimee-Claire Smith a week later. Here's what they...

Workshop for Gauteng library assistants

Workshop for Gauteng library assistants

FunDza was invited to run a workshop for library assistants in Gauteng about how they can use the Harmony High books, and our It Your Right! pocket booklets, to start reading clubs in local libraries. So on the 24 February I ran a day’s workshop in the rather dim...

Changing the game at the After School Symposium

Changing the game at the After School Symposium

On 16 and 17 February I attended the Western Cape After School Game Changer Symposium, organised by the Western Cape Government and The Learning Trust. The conference focused on after-school programmes and how to make them more effective. FunDza is participating in of...

World Read Aloud Day 2017

World Read Aloud Day 2017

False Bay College Muizenberg invited FunDza to spend time with their Level 2 students this year in celebrating World Read Aloud Day on 16 February. We are fortunate to have an ongoing relationship with three False Bay College campuses where we run ‘Reading for...

Just by chance… meeting Ozzy!

Just by chance… meeting Ozzy!

Zimkhitha Mlanzeli went off to an interview with the Children’s Radio Foundation. She got more than she bargained for. Just by chance she bumped into a Fanz writer she’s been working with, but has never met. In her words… *** I walk into the building, unsure where to...

Valentine’s splash in the Sunday Tribune

Valentine’s splash in the Sunday Tribune

The Sunday Tribune in KwaZulu-Natal ran a Valentine’s Day Special that gave readers a taste of FunDza’s fabulous short stories that can be read and enjoyed on FunDza’s mobi site (fundza.mobi). As the feature coincided with Valentine’s day, of course they selected hot...

Calendar for March 2017

Calendar for March 2017

Have a look what's in store for FunDza in March! 1 March: Dorothy does YEBO training in Gugulethu. 8-9 March: Mignon is in Johannesburg for the final module of Tsiba's Financial Sustainability course. 10 March: Sonja hosts Reading for Enjoyment sessions at False Bay...

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 second of February...

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 which we paired young...

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