Calendar for May

Calendar for May

3 May: Dorothy visits the YearBeyond groups at Intshukumo and Phoenix High Schools 5 May: Mignon Keyser facilitates a strategy meeting at FunDza's offices with staff and trustees, Xolisa Guzula and Rethabile Mashale-Sonibare 6 May: Xolisa and Rethabile have a...

Farewell to Aimee-Claire

Farewell to Aimee-Claire

Aimee-Claire left us at the end of April to head back to Pretoria. We are certainly missing her sunny disposition and ready smile. Full of giggles and wisdom, we thank her for her time and dedication to FunDza. She parts FunDza with this heart-felt post. Thank you,...

Dorothy visits BookTrust

Dorothy visits BookTrust

I was very fortunate to represent Cover2Cover Books at the London Book Fair this year, the visit funded by the DTI. While in London I went to visit BookTrust, the biggest literacy charity in the UK. They have a range of programmes, and I was particularly interested in...

Children’s literacy seminar sparks deeper thinking

Children’s literacy seminar sparks deeper thinking

I was invited to attend the Children’s literacy, literature and multilingual storybook production / translation seminar organised by PRAESA, IBBY and PEN, and also to present FunDza’s work in a panel discussion. I gave a brief input about FunDza’s work, focusing on...

Rejuvenating Creativity

Rejuvenating Creativity

Sometime in early February, Mignon (FunDza's Executive Director) shared a Creative Facilitation workshop with us and asked who would be interested in going. Being fully aware that the workshop would be over a weekend, we (Dorothy, Sonja and myself) signed up with some...

Mobile Learning Week: taking refuge in Paris

Mobile Learning Week: taking refuge in Paris

True confessions: the trip to Paris for the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week felt daunting and difficult. There were too many deadlines, too many reports to write, too many proposals to get off, and just generally too much to do. More importantly, I was tired, tired in my...

Creative writing at the Knysna Literary Festival

Creative writing at the Knysna Literary Festival

FunDza was once again invited by the organisers of the Knysna Literary Festival this year to join in their celebration of literacy. We spent the week of the festival with Grade 7 learners from various schools in the area engaging them in creative writing workshops. We...

FunDza visits Masiphumelele Library

FunDza visits Masiphumelele Library

By Aimee-Claire Smith The Uber picks us up outside the FunDza offices in Muizenberg. My co-worker, Zimkhitha, and I climb into the back seat and begin the half-hour drive to Masiphumelele, a small township somewhere near Fish Hoek. We don’t talk much, preferring to...

FunDza’s crown birthday!

FunDza’s crown birthday!

Today, 6 April 2017, we celebrate our sixth birthday! What a fun-filled, hardworking half-a-dozen years it has been. Thank you to our many friends, beneficiaries, partners and supporters. We could not have got this far without all of you being on this journey with us!...

Screen time on Fridays at FunDza

Screen time on Fridays at FunDza

So we've started something new this year – hosting Friday afternoon videos so that we can explore ideas and discuss topics related to education, technology, economics, politics and society. It's been an amazing space for us to discuss, share, learn and grow. Everyone...

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...

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