FunDza wins UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy!

FunDza wins UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy!

We’re delighted to announce that FunDza has been awarded the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy 2017. The prize, supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, rewards work that benefits rural populations and out-of-school youth,...
Kauthar Gool – FunDza’s new intern!

Kauthar Gool – FunDza’s new intern!

Meet Kauthar! FunDza’s new intern. We asked Kauthar to introduce herself to us – who is she and why she wants to be at FunDza! This is her story: *** My name is Kauthar Gool, a final-year Journalism student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) who is...
While the Cat’s away – the Mice will play!

While the Cat’s away – the Mice will play!

Being a conscientious finance person, I don’t like doing anything without specific permission. On Thursday 17 August, Mignon was out of the office and I heard that Nandi, Ndibs and Sive were running a Writing Good Essays workshop with learners at Christel House...
Behind the camera at False Bay College

Behind the camera at False Bay College

When Ndibulele Sotondoshe and Nandipha Tshabane (Nandi) told me they needed a camera girl for their visit to False Bay College in Fish Hoek, I immediately agreed! Sonja Kruse, who runs the Reading for Enjoyment sessions at False Bay College, had invited Nandi and...
Welcome to the team, Sive!

Welcome to the team, Sive!

Meet Sive! FunDza’s new intern. We asked Sive to introduce himself to us – who is he and why he wants to be at FunDza! This is his story: *** “My name is Sive Sibenya, I am 24 years old. I am a musician, a brother, a son, a friend, a young...
Testing, testing… one two three

Testing, testing… one two three

In late 2015 FunDza had the idea to use a small raspberry pi device in order to disseminate FunDza’s short stories in places and spaces and to people for whom connectivity was difficult or problematic. We know – from the feedback from readers – that...
Harmony High books making waves in Graaff-Reinet!

Harmony High books making waves in Graaff-Reinet!

FunDza had a lovely visit from Phillida Kingwill of Graaff-Reinet. Phillida has set up various reading groups in libraries and schools in the Graaff-Reinet area, as part of the FunDza ‘Family’ programme and outreach work. She found herself in Cape Town and...
Calendar for August

Calendar for August

3 August: Nandi attends the #EqualEducation event screening Long Walk to School short film at the Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha. 8-22 August: Yoshi visits a number of e-tech projects in Zambia, Rwanda and Uganda. We look forward to hearing about his travels! 10...
Farewell reflections from Dylan & Ryan!

Farewell reflections from Dylan & Ryan!

Dylan: Four months ago, I was sitting in the office of my South African history professor in the States, reading the names of the books on his shelf, waiting for him to arrive for my interview. I was applying for a program to work and study in Cape Town for two months...