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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...

Open Book Festival hosts 30 False Bay College Students

Open Book Festival hosts 30 False Bay College Students

We once again had the honour of hosting 30 students and four lecturers from False Bay College Khayelitsha and Fish Hoek at this year’s Open Book Festival (OBF) on Friday 7 September 2018. Very big thanks to festival organisers Mervyn Sloman and Frankie Murrey of OBF...

Getting creative in Knysna

Getting creative in Knysna

We were honoured to once again be invited to run creative writing workshops in schools as part of the Knysna Literary Festival Outreach programme from 30 July to 2 August. We spent time with: Knysna Primary School, Rheenendal Primary School. Knysna Secondary School,...

Going Beyond!

Going Beyond!

FunDza has been a partner of the YearBeyond programme since inception. YearBeyond (YEBO) uses volunteers to run after-school programmes in English and Maths in Western Cape schools. FunDza has supplied the English material for their high school programme running in...

Meet our latest writing competition winners!

Meet our latest writing competition winners!

In the month of June 2018, we sent a call out to writers between the ages of 13 to 25 years to write about their "Inspirational Icons and Everyday Heroes" for our writing competition. Using the lives of our late president Nelson Mandela and the celebrated Albertina...

Go For It! – the first story in the After School Action Series

Go For It! – the first story in the After School Action Series

"Go For It!" – this is the title of the first short story to be published in FunDza’s ‘After School Action Series’, a special project funded through the Western Cape After School Innovation Fund. The series of five short stories aims to inspire young people to get...

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