Calendar for October!

Calendar for October!

2 October: Dorothy and Zimkhitha present FunDza at a teachers workshop in Hermanus. 3 October: Ndibulele and Nandi introduce reading and writing at Zenex workshops in both Manyano and Luhlaza. 4 October: Ndibulele and Nandi introduce reading and writing at Zenex...

It really is all about the JOY of reading!

It really is all about the JOY of reading!

When we were presented with the Joy of Reading Award in June this year, we wanted to find ways to share the good fortune with our readers and writers. So, we decided to turn September - traditionally our 'Literacy Month' with so many literacy and...

In exceptionally good company

In exceptionally good company

It was such a privilege and honour to go to UNESCO headquarters in Paris to accept the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy on behalf of the FunDza Literacy Trust. The prizes were awarded on International Literacy Day (ILD), where literacy-minded individuals and...

FunDza Fun at Open Book Festival!

FunDza Fun at Open Book Festival!

“Hi Sonja. All is in order except that I Have 2 extra students?” An email with this message arrived in my inbox with less than 24 hours to go. 2 extra students = 2 extra goodie bags = 2 extra tickets = urgh! When I got over the initial calculation of the extra work...

Day-by-day during National Book Week!

Day-by-day during National Book Week!

National Book Week! It's all over South Africa and it's a literacy frenzy! It's a lot of hard work, and a lot of fun and it is impactful to the youth in our country. So, where did the FunDza team find itself in this week? Have a look below! 4 September: Veronica Boyi...

Calendar for September!

Calendar for September!

1 September: Sonja Kruse represents FunDza and hosts a workshop at the Jozi Book Fair. 2 September: Sonja Kruse attends a WriteSmart writing club session in Mamelodi, Pretoria. 4 and 5 September: Dawn and Tamica represent FunDza in Laingsburg for National Book Week. 4...

Sonja gets inspired with help2read facilitators

Sonja gets inspired with help2read facilitators

Fellow literacy NGO Help2read works with primary school children. Besides volunteers who read with the children on an individual basis, they also have literacy facilitators who spend a year working in schools using their programme. FunDza ran a workshop for 11 of...

Jozi Book Fair

Jozi Book Fair

  Jozi Book Fair is a great event - full of fun, literacy, books and learning! FunDza had a fleeting moment in all the buzz, check out our photos below! We held writing workshops on the Thursday and Friday for learners who wanted to participate, and practice...

FunDza wins UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy!

FunDza wins UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy!

We're delighted to announce that FunDza has been awarded the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy 2017. The prize, supported by the Government of the People's Republic of China, rewards work that benefits rural populations and out-of-school youth, particularly girls...

Kauthar Gool – FunDza’s new intern!

Kauthar Gool – FunDza’s new intern!

Meet Kauthar! FunDza’s new intern. We asked Kauthar to introduce herself to us – who is she and why she wants to be at FunDza! This is her story: *** My name is Kauthar Gool, a final-year Journalism student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) who is...

While the Cat’s away – the Mice will play!

While the Cat’s away – the Mice will play!

Being a conscientious finance person, I don't like doing anything without specific permission. On Thursday 17 August, Mignon was out of the office and I heard that Nandi, Ndibs and Sive were running a Writing Good Essays workshop with learners at Christel House in...

Behind the camera at False Bay College

Behind the camera at False Bay College

When Ndibulele Sotondoshe and Nandipha Tshabane (Nandi) told me they needed a camera girl for their visit to False Bay College in Fish Hoek, I immediately agreed! Sonja Kruse, who runs the Reading for Enjoyment sessions at False Bay College, had invited Nandi and...

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