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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...

Being published in a book – the ‘biggest gift ever’!

Being published in a book – the ‘biggest gift ever’!

As all writers know, there is nothing quite like holding a book with your work in it. And this is how young learners at three reading clubs in Gauteng are feeling this month. Last year FunDza designed and implemented a pilot writing course, run by three groups in the...

Finding my feet at FunDza

Finding my feet at FunDza

By William Bosch I am a third year student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. As part of my 3rd year, I had to gain some practical work experience within my field of study: Journalism. After a grueling process of applying at various places, I thankfully...

So much learning at eLearning Africa

So much learning at eLearning Africa

The eLearning Africa conference brings together a 1000 or more people from across the African continent and beyond to talk about technology and learning within our African context. The majority of the participants are from Africa - with most countries represented. The...

Insights from our Family groups

Insights from our Family groups

In the hectically busy month of September, Nandi devoted some time to catching up with a number of our Family beneficiary groups to get deeper insights into how they are using the FunDza books and what impact these are having on the teen and young adult readers. The...

Heritage and writing discussed in #ActivateHour

Heritage and writing discussed in #ActivateHour

Activate! Change Drivers is a growing network of approximately 3,000 young leaders across South Africa who are being equipped with the skills to respond to challenges in our society. The young people involved in this movement aim to ensure that the marginalised,...

#JoyofWriting Campaign – Celebrating a writer a day

#JoyofWriting Campaign – Celebrating a writer a day

For the past couple of years FunDza's spent the entire month of September celebrating literacy in one way or another. September is traditionally packed full with literacy and literature events - from International Literacy Day (celebrated on 8 September...

Partnering with National Book Week

Partnering with National Book Week

For the past couple of years, FunDza has been invited to join National Book Week and shine a light on literacy and reading. This year five FunDza team members collectively visited  five provinces running a total of 10 sessions that reached an estimated 275 people. The...

Hacking at the SA Innovation Summit

Hacking at the SA Innovation Summit

The South African Innovation Summit brings together innovative trailblazers from across the world with a specific focus on the African continent. The purpose is to allow a space for innovators to meet and exchange ideas. Zilungile Zimela, FunDza's Marketing and...

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