‘Me With You’ in Durban!

‘Me With You’ in Durban!

In early December all roads led to Durban where FunDza ran two creative writing workshops called ‘Me With You’ with two groups of students and out-of-work youth. The workshops were funded by the UNHCR and were run in conjunction with Zoe-Life in Westville. The...
Introducing the Literacy Collective bua-lit

Introducing the Literacy Collective bua-lit

South Africa’s literacy crisis is well recognised, and the government as well as many other stakeholders are all striving to find solutions. Our board member, Xolisa Guzula, and some of her colleagues at UCT Education Department and other institutions, have recently...
A platform for FunDza Fanz Writers

A platform for FunDza Fanz Writers

When FunDza started, its core aim was to promote reading among teens and young adults in South Africa. Because our stories are so easily relatable to our readers, and because reading and writing are interlinked, a focus on writing grew organically out of our reading...
Fun at FunDza Family Workshop

Fun at FunDza Family Workshop

Beneficiary groups who receive our books often ask for training on how to use the books and other FunDza materials, more effectively. On 1 November 2018, FunDza hosted a FunDza Family workshop with various reading groups around Cape Town. Twelve people from the...
Young Social Innovators Spark New Ideas with YEBO.

Young Social Innovators Spark New Ideas with YEBO.

The Year Beyond (YEBO) programme works with primary and high schools in the Cape Town area, with volunteers tutoring English and Maths as part of an afterschool initiative. As FunDza, we supply the English offline and online material and training for YEBO high...
Power in group reading session workshops

Power in group reading session workshops

By Refilwehape Mofokeng There is a lot that we gain through running the reading group session workshop with our Family beneficiary groups and much we can take away from the experience. For example, we value the human connection we develop with our FunDza Family as...
Is it a book? Is it a magazine? No, it’s a Funzine!

Is it a book? Is it a magazine? No, it’s a Funzine!

FunDza is launching a brand new publication in a brand new format. We have called it a Funzine – and it is a mixture of a book, magazine and textbook. It will be A4, and will be a collection of all kinds of different texts: stories, poems (by our FunDza Fanz as well...
A young love for reading

A young love for reading

I developed a love for reading at a very young age. This was because I was privileged enough to have parents who took me to the library and who always read me storybooks before I could read for myself. It gave me a love for reading that I still have today. We know...
ASAS stories a hit with FunDza readers!

ASAS stories a hit with FunDza readers!

The creation of the short stories for the After School Action Series (ASAS), a special project sponsored by the Western Cape After School Innovation Fund, is complete, with five wonderful short stories centred on the theme of after school programmes having been...