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...

Laptops for lucky writers!

Laptops for lucky writers!

FunDza was so delighted when Dianne Stewart donated two beautiful brand new laptops for two aspiring young writers, who were selected by FunDza. For many of our young aspiring writers, access to a computer is difficult. Many use their phones to write and send through...

We all #LoveReading

We all #LoveReading

Cover2Cover Books in partnership with FunDza Literacy Trust held a successful launch of the anthology #LoveReading. What stood out about the anthology is that it featured everything from poems, short stories to non-fictional profiles – something that Cover2Cover had...

FunDza phones on the go!

FunDza phones on the go!

We started the phone drive in November, and have since been able to bless FIVE recipients with a brand new smartphone. These FunDza fans were in the top category for having spent the most time reading the FunDza stories via Mxit, and it was wonderful to be able to...

Phones for FunDza!

Phones for FunDza!

When Mxit decided that it was time to close down its servers at the end of September, we knew we would lose all those readers who didn’t have access to a smartphone (as they wouldn’t be able to access our app or mobi site) and we were devastated. With FunDza’s goal to...

FunDza goes to Knysna

FunDza goes to Knysna

In October 2016 all roads led to the Knysna where FunDza was invited by Sasha Campbell to go teach school learners about creative writing, as part of their annual Literary Festival held in March this year. The learners rose to the occasion and got their creative...

Early Childhood Development workshop at False Bay College

Early Childhood Development workshop at False Bay College

From 24 – 28 Oct FunDza facilitated storytelling workshops with around 360 Early Childhood Development students at the False Bay College Khayelitsha campus. The aim of the workshop was to take the participants into their inner storytellers in order to encourage them...

Calendar for November 2016

Calendar for November 2016

What's happening in November? As we near to the end of the year, with school exams in full swing, we are excited to have our FunDza courses fully operational on our mobi site. What else is FunDza up to this November? 2 November: FunDza participates in the nationwide...

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