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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...

The love of reading takes to the airwaves

The love of reading takes to the airwaves

FunDza Literacy Trust has joined forces with Activate Change Drivers to promote an active citizenry and the love of reading through a show called #ActivateHour on Bush Radio 89.5FM. The radio show airs fortnightly on a Thursday from 3pm to 4pm. On the show, we discuss...

Overcoming my fears at EsF Assembly!

Overcoming my fears at EsF Assembly!

#TrueConfessions: I love giving presentations about FunDza but - and it is a big but - I'm terrified of giving presentations to teachers. Perhaps this is a throwback to my long ago schoolgirl past, or perhaps not having had a teaching background leaves me feeling I'm...

Catching up with Cebo

Catching up with Cebo

FunDza works with a network of beneficiary groups - called the FunDza Family - around the country that receive books and reading resources to support a culture of reading and writing in their communities. We caught up for five minutes to ask five questions with one of...

BrandingMe relaunches at Etafeni

BrandingMe relaunches at Etafeni

Every six weeks Etafeni runs a “Fit for Life Fit for Work” programme for young adults with the aim of placing the graduates into either paid employment or stipend internships, or enrolling students in tertiary institutions with the help of a bursary. The programme has...

Training to bring books to life

Training to bring books to life

We often get asked by our Family beneficiary groups to host workshops to support them to run their reading groups. Being based in the Western Cape, it is easier to provide training to the groups that are close by but it is far harder for us to do this with groups that...

Celebrating Youth Voices Through Writing Competition

Celebrating Youth Voices Through Writing Competition

The Chrysalis Academy and the FunDza Literacy Trust both believe that young people have the potential to contribute positively to a changing society. Chrysalis runs holistic programmes for young people in the Western Cape focusing on an individual’s individual...

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