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Walking to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day

Walking to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day

On the 12 July, the FunDza team was on the airwaves on Bush Radio 89.5 FM, to speak at length about the Literacy Fun Walk that will take place in Khayelitsha's Khulani Library to Luhlaza High School. At the helm of the literacy fun walk is the goal of promoting...

FunDza on CTV channel 263

FunDza on CTV channel 263

On the 10 July 2018, FunDza Literacy Trust was interviewed for a 30 minute long segment on Cape Town Tv's Ekse Let's Talk youth show with other community-based organisations working with young people in various South African communities. Through the interview, the...

eLearning celebrated in essay competition

eLearning celebrated in essay competition

Johannesburg City Libraries’ Library and Information Services eLearning Unit ran an essay writing competition in collaboration with the FunDza Literacy Trust from 1 April to 31 May 2018. The intention of the competition was to promote eLearning services to the...

It’s pouring books at the KwaFaku Book Jam

It’s pouring books at the KwaFaku Book Jam

On the 30 June 2018, Nandi from FunDza Literacy Trust visited the KwaFaku book jam in Crossroads, Cape Town. The Book Jam was organised to encourage children and young adults to read for enjoyment and write for...

Radio Overberg 101.8 FM – Interview

Radio Overberg 101.8 FM – Interview

On June 26 from 8 to 9pm, Zilungile was on the airwaves on Radio Overberg 101.8 fm. With Dj Sk and LadyK, Zilungile unpacked the importance of having skills development programmes for young people post their matric. The show aimed to highlight opportunities available...

Tapping into our readers’ worlds

Tapping into our readers’ worlds

Every day the fundza.mobi platform receives more than a hundred comments on its many stories, blogs, articles, poems, online courses and Fanz writing. These comments provide us with a rich insight into the lives of our readers. They help us understand how our online...

Calendar for June 2018

Calendar for June 2018

June 4: Wellington Teacher Training College Workshop Dorothy introduced teachers in training at the Wellington Teacher Training workshop to the wealth of content on offer at fundza.mobi and spoke to them about how to introduce the power of reading into the classroom....

Commemorating June 16 at Guga S’thebe

Commemorating June 16 at Guga S’thebe

Guga S’thebe, in partnership with Langa community members as well as community-based organisations within Langa, hosted a Youth Day event in commemoration of June 16 on 15 June 2018. Nandipha from FunDza attended the event to interact with learners and to show them...

Reclaiming our African languages in education

Reclaiming our African languages in education

On June 14, FunDza Literacy Trust had the honor of participating in a round table discussion, organised by Nal’ibali, to delve into the intricacies of reclaiming African languages in the context of the education system. The event – attended by social activists, agents...

A warm welcome to Zilungile

A warm welcome to Zilungile

We caught up with Zilungile Zimela, our Marketing, Communications & Partnerships Officer. This 29-year-old inspiring woman from the Eastern Cape is the newest addition to our FunDza Family. This is what she had to say… *** Q: Who is Zilungile? Zilungile is a Black...

What home means…

What home means…

When I think of home I think of comfort, a retreat from the world, a space for family and friends, a place for reflection and introspection. My home is a safe space. My community is largely safe too. Of course there is crime but it doesn’t impinge too much on my life:...

Calendar for May

Calendar for May

2 May: Dorothy Dyer visits teachers in Heideveld, as part of Year Beyond visit. 2 May: LITASA conference meeting for Dorothy Dyer, at UCT. 3 May: Nandi visits Marang a Letsatsi. 3 May: Nandi hosts a reading group training session with Beautiful Gate. 4 May: FunDza...

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