Ramsgate Book and Art Fair

Ramsgate Book and Art Fair

The thick green vegetation and lazy rivers of KwaZulu-Natal’s south coast inspire exotic stories of adventure which is why a meeting of authors and artists in Ramsgate on November 11 and 12 for a book and art festival seemed a perfect fit. Mpume Makhaye, a writer and...

Learning from our Lean Data

Learning from our Lean Data

As a grantee of Omidyar Network, we were given the opportunity to have Lean Data, a data service created by Acumen, conduct a free external evaluation of our beneficiaries to get quick and high-quality feedback. Lean Data uses low-cost technology and methods to gather...

Gold at the Impumelelo Social Innovation Awards

Gold at the Impumelelo Social Innovation Awards

  FunDza is immensely proud to have won Gold in the Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards, a leading awards programme in South Africa, that rewards innovators who find creative solutions to public problems. Impumelelo is dedicated to ensuring that award winners...

Reading for Enjoyment with False Bay College in 2017

Reading for Enjoyment with False Bay College in 2017

Another year of Reading for Enjoyment (RFE) comes to an end at both Khayelitsha and Fish Hoek campuses of False Bay College (FBC). It feels like we have learnt and grown a lot over the three years of this campaign to date and have loved being in partnership with FBC...

Calendar for November

Calendar for November

4 November: FunDza team, friends and family, attend the Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards - a gala event at the Artscape Theatre. Watch this space to hear if we won an award! 8 November: Mignon attends 'Community of Practice' After School Programme....

A mobile library is born

A mobile library is born

Wearing a FunDza T-shirt has never been as much fun as at this year’s Jozi Book Fair. I was approached by many like-minded people who recognised the bright yellow smiley FunDza face on my shirt and came to chat about literacy matters. One such person was Banele...

False Bay College and Nikkie’s drive for literacy

False Bay College and Nikkie’s drive for literacy

FunDza has a great relationship with False Bay College, and holds regular Reading for Enjoyment sessions at both Fish Hoek and Khayelitsha campuses. We asked Nikkie Ncgawa (Student Representative Council at False Bay College, Fish Hoek) to tell us about the book drive...

Discovering Confucius in China

Discovering Confucius in China

The prospect of travelling for hours by air to the other side of the world really made me nervous! But I was curious too and I felt immense appreciation at being given the honour of representing FunDza, my colleagues, directors, as well as our readers – our FunDza...

eLearning, not an innovation, a demand!

eLearning, not an innovation, a demand!

It is expected for people to be late for an event, so when I arrive at the Hillbrow Library to find the area designated for the event empty, I am not surprised. The weather is partly cloudy with serious promises of rain. Once I have tested that the projector is...

Aimee-Claire Smith: Life after FunDza at Puku

Aimee-Claire Smith: Life after FunDza at Puku

I recently took a short trip down to Cape Town from my hometown of Pretoria, and of course had to visit my friends and old co-workers at the FunDza offices in Muizenberg. FunDza is still and always will be very close to my heart. After seeing the team again, I began...

Learning in Context – eLA 2017 in review

Learning in Context – eLA 2017 in review

This marked the fifth eLearning Africa to which I've been privileged to attend and give a presentation. It is one of the highlights of my year - learning about what is happening elsewhere in Africa in the eLearning space. The conference always attracts interesting...

Baeletsi flying the FunDza flag at WriteSmart

Baeletsi flying the FunDza flag at WriteSmart

  Growing up in Kuruman, I was a regular at our local library. I read everything that grabbed my attention and to this day I am glad that my mother never monitored what I read. I have since discovered the power of reading and I’m a tireless advocate for reading....

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