So who is Phakamani?

So who is Phakamani?

In March we introduced a new weekly social media post to celebrate a different Fanz writer each week. The Writer of the Week post has the hashtag #WoW. The regular post was initiated by the editing team as a way to acknowledge and celebrate Fanz writers who have shown...

Open learning comes to fundza.mobi

Open learning comes to fundza.mobi

Over the years FunDza has been asked by various organisations for online support in reading programmes using our appealing content. We first designed customised online courses for different groups such as the Year Beyond programme. Recently we have started creating...

Calendar for March

Calendar for March

1 March: Dorothy Dyer and Mignon Hardie attend a workshop for the WikiAfricaSchools Project. 1 March: Sonja Kruse runs the Reading for Enjoyment campaign at False Bay College, Fish Hoek campus. 5 March: Dorothy visits Inkwenkwezi High School to see how the YEBO...

A warm welcome to our University of Kentucky volunteers!

A warm welcome to our University of Kentucky volunteers!

We're delighted to welcome two new volunteers from the University of Kentucky who will be with us until June... let's introduce the fabulous Annie and Kate! **** Tell us a little about yourself? ANNIE: My name is Annie Martyn and I am 20 years old. I will be interning...

FunDza’s fourth year with Year Beyond

FunDza’s fourth year with Year Beyond

This is the fourth year that we are providing the English programme content to the Western Cape’s Year Beyond after-school programme, where young volunteers work with learners in the afternoons. FunDza provides an online curriculum, and also books as back-up for when...

Writing children’s stories – a family affair!

Writing children’s stories – a family affair!

I’ve been working for FunDza for a year now. I started off as an intern and now I find myself writing and publishing my very own children's story series on fundza.mobi. I could not have done it without the help of my brothers who have been illustrating my words into...

Meet Andiswa, FunDza’s shiny new Fanz Administrator

Meet Andiswa, FunDza’s shiny new Fanz Administrator

Meet Andiswa Mqaba, FunDza's new Fanz administator! Andiswa (who likes to be called Andi) has joined the team to oversee the Fanz editing staff and interns, ensure that our Fanz writing submissions travel efficiently through the system, and make sure that all...

Calendar for February

Calendar for February

5 and 6 February: Dorothy Dyer and Sonja Kruse attend a Year Beyond bootcamp. 6 February: FunDza lunchtime video hour and discussion: Amel Karboul's Ted Talk "The global learning crisis - and what to do about it" 8 February: Sonja Kruse kicks off the sessions with...

Resilience in changing times

Resilience in changing times

We know that we live in changing and challenging times. As a small organisation we have little impact on the macro environmental changes in our country, and indeed the world. But  we do have control over our internal structure, and how we respond to these shifts and...

Calendar for January

Calendar for January

New year, new activities! The office officially opened on 3 January but some staff took additional leave at the beginning of the year. Take a look at what we've got up to in January: 13 January: Nandi attends the Communiversity of South Africa's 11th graduation event...

Remembering Agnes Kimberley

Remembering Agnes Kimberley

We are really sad at FunDza to tell you that Agnes Kimberley, one of FunDza's most popular and regular writers, and one of our champions, passed away in December. We will miss her, and our readers will really miss her stories. She wrote twenty short stories that were...

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