An afternoon with FunDza

An afternoon with FunDza

“Dear FunDza Team. Thank you for facilitating a great meeting. It was insightful to give feedback in a more relaxed environment, sharing of what has been working in different organizations, schools etc. I really felt encourage to implement some of the best practices...

Calendar for February 2017

Calendar for February 2017

Even though we can't believe we're more than halfway through February, here is what we have been and what we will be up to in February: 6 February: Sonja Kruse provides training for the 2017 Year Beyond Volunteers in fun activities and games. 14 February: Sonja meets...

Top reads of 2016!

Top reads of 2016!

We like to keep an eye on the most popular reads on FunDza so we can try to understand what our readers love/want/need to read. So, here's our analysis of FunDza's greatest hits of 2016! Drum roll, if you please... Top 5 Books: Sugar Daddy, Love Interrupted, Dark...

The ghost writer

The ghost writer

It started as a way to create new content for the FunDza mobi site. At a weekly meeting in early 2013, we were brainstorming various options and decided that it would be great idea to have a fictional diary blog. We needed a character, a background and - most...

My week at FunDza

My week at FunDza

We were lucky enough to have Trinity join us in the trenches for a short stint! This is her experience with us: "I first found out about FunDza through my gran. Some time back, I was wanting to job shadow someone for 3 days for a school project that we had to speak...

Sparking a writing journey!

Sparking a writing journey!

Sibongile Fisher’s story is one of those that remind us at Fundza just why we do what we do, and just how rewarding and impactful it is. Fundza ran a ‘Mentoring Young Writers’ project in Gauteng form 2014 – 2016 where emerging young writers were paired with published...

Calendar for January 2017

Calendar for January 2017

 A new year! We are excited for 2017, and all it holds for FunDza. With most staff returning to work after some vacation time on the 9th of January, we hit the ground running and can't wait to get stuck in to 2017! Some events this month include: 10 January: Dorothy...

FunDza’s survey winners!

FunDza’s survey winners!

In December, FunDza ran a Summer Survey Competition. It was a win for us and a win for our readers too! We were able to learn more about our readers - who they are, what their issues are, what suggestions they have for improvements, what they like/don't like about...

FunDza gets Zapper!

FunDza gets Zapper!

What is Zapper? To quote Zapper: It is a mobile app that makes payments simple and secure. When you find a Zapper QR Code, scan it with Zapper and confirm the amount to be paid. Your payment card details are stored on your phone using secure encryption. You'd need to...

Calendar for December 2016

Calendar for December 2016

As things wrap up for the year, it's a quieter month with FunDza staff taking some much-deserved time off. 30 November-2 December: Mignon attended Online Educa Berlin (OEB) 2016 to present on the topic: “Owning learning in Africa: A case study of FunDza’s online...

Poetry competition highlights depth of talent

Poetry competition highlights depth of talent

This year FunDza has once again helped to inspire and bring out the writers in our lovely readers by hosting two competitions. In June we had the ‘Noem My Skollie’ Essay Competition. Readers told their many wonderful, funny and inspiring stories in a more short and...

Lots of learning thanks to Year Beyond

Lots of learning thanks to Year Beyond

The Western Cape Government’s Year Beyond Programme places young volunteers in local schools to run extra-curricula English and Maths support classes, as well as ‘clubs’. FunDza supplies the English content for the ten high schools that are part of the programme. The...

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