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Change demands vulnerability

Change demands vulnerability

Renowned storyteller and writer, Baeletsi Tsatsi, works on a freelance basis for FunDza in Gauteng to run workshops, activations and training days. We love her and the way that she brings thought and sensitivity to her work with young people. On 28 August, she ran a...

FunDza responds – #AmINext

FunDza responds – #AmINext

The reported rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana, a 19-year-old UCT student, has rocked the country and once again focused attention on how unsafe it is to a woman or girl growing up in South Africa. Uyinene Mrwetyana was allegedly attacked by a SA Post Office...

Always Listen to the Children…

Always Listen to the Children…

I was on a trip to PE to visit the schools and teachers involved in the PROTEC/TELKOM Foundation project we are working on. I was there on a Saturday morning, waiting for a meeting, and so I started talking to the children who were in the computer lab. One young boy...

Thank you, Xneelo, for your support

Thank you, Xneelo, for your support

Xneelo, formerly known as Hetzner, has sponsored FunDza's dedicated server hosting since 2013. FunDza is hugely grateful for their support. In February, the web hosting company approached us to find out how their support of our online platform has made a difference to...

Introducing… Kennedy and Ben – all the way from Kentucky!

Introducing… Kennedy and Ben – all the way from Kentucky!

For the last couple of years, FunDza has opened its hearth and hearts to students from the University of Kentucky, USA. The volunteer students spend almost two months with us working with our editing and writing team. It is always a joy for us to meet vibrant and...

Welcome back, Amber!

Welcome back, Amber!

We're delighted to welcome Amber Solomons to FunDza. She's joining the FunDza team as a journalism intern till the end of year, and she'll be writing blogs and articles, and editing and providing feedback to our Fanz writers. Here's a little bit about Amber, in her...

An exciting new partnership gets underway

An exciting new partnership gets underway

We are working on an exciting new project with the National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW). For one of their interventions, the NACCW have two field-workers at eight high schools in KZN where they support...

Personal development through NLP

Personal development through NLP

The Learning Trust (TLT) has been running Neuro-Linguistic Programming workshops and courses for its grantees for several years. Charles Ainslie, former director of TLT, together with Christine Downton, the TLT chair and founder,...

Introducing Asithandile, FunDza’s new intern

Introducing Asithandile, FunDza’s new intern

My name is Asithandile Tyulu, an intern at FunDza Literacy Trust, an aspiring teacher, and a creative. I grew up in a loving, Zion Christian home and as a result I’m a Zion Christian. I’m the last born of two children – two boys. My older brother is 14 years older...

These winners are ‘something special’!

These winners are ‘something special’!

We all have something that is special to us – perhaps it is something that someone gave you, or something you found, or something you saved up for. These special things come with memories and stories attached… FunDza ran a writing competition inviting entrants to...

Congratulations Ndibulele – our first FunDza dad

Congratulations Ndibulele – our first FunDza dad

Special things have been happening in our neck of the woods lately. One of those things is “Inspiring Tomorrow” feature writer, Ndibulele Sotondoshe who has recently become a dad. Ndibulele joined us in 2015 as a journalism intern, and over the years has been the...

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