Inspiring the Shine Literacy volunteers

Inspiring the Shine Literacy volunteers

At FunDza, we have learnt that the best advocates of reading for pleasure are people who read themselves, and practice what they preach! So we were delighted to be invited by Shine Literacy to do a workshop with their young volunteers for their Khanyisa project. These...

Tamica and Sonja visit Communiversity, Westlake

Tamica and Sonja visit Communiversity, Westlake

What a delight and privilege it was to be able to present FunDza to a classroom of young individuals. We had a great time, laughing with the students and engaging with them. My only regret is that the time was way too short! Being introduced by Jodine Swartz at...

Meeting Fanz writer Shuneen Adams

Meeting Fanz writer Shuneen Adams

I was invited to talk to (U3A) the University of the Third Age in Greyton about FunDza. It was a smallish group – perhaps because there was a wild fire on the nearby mountain, visible from the meeting venue! But there were some experienced literacy practitioners...

Three new exciting blogs for fundza.mobi

Three new exciting blogs for fundza.mobi

FunDza launched three new blogs in March offering readers thought-provoking content, practical advice for the world of work, and handy step-by-step guides to doing a whole lot of useful and yummy things! MindSpace is just what it says: a space where young writers and...

Human rights (and hot dogs) at Beautiful Gate

Human rights (and hot dogs) at Beautiful Gate

On 23 March 2018 I was at Beautiful Gate in Philippi East with Nandi Tshabane to commemorate Human Rights Day. We arrived in time to set up FunDza’s books so that the learners could browse and engage with them. In the hall where the event was held, there was a whole...

Answering the question: #WhatDoYouStandFor

Answering the question: #WhatDoYouStandFor

The inaugural Human Rights Festival held at Constitution Hill from 23-25 March used the hashtag #WhatDoYouStandFor to encourage visitors to think about the contributions they make towards nation building and social cohesion. #WhatDoYouStandFor? - it’s an important...

The Village Girl gets FBC students hooked

The Village Girl gets FBC students hooked

The following blog gives a taste of one of the Reading for Enjoyment sessions that we run with False Bay College students at the Khayelitsha and Fish Hoek campuses. The campaign aims to get students excited about reading (and writing) for pleasure. Here's facilitator...

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...

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