FunDza is getting books and stories – whether in print or electronic format – into the hands of teens and young adults from under-resourced ‘book-poor’ communities. In addition, it is encouraging young people to explore their creative talents and start writing too. It works formally through groups and informally, reaching people through the use of mobile technology.
FunDza’s programmes are centred on each of its stakeholder groups: FunDza Family, FunDza Fanz and FunDza Friends. Click on the links below to find out more about each one.
FunDza is currently supporting 120+ Family groups (informal reading clubs, under-resourced schools, community libraries, after-school programmes or youth development initiatives) around the country. These groups use FunDza materials to promote reading and writing.
The fundza.mobi platform reaches more than 200,000 unique visitors each month. With new content uploaded each day, fundza.mobi attracts a dedicated and engaged readership. Readers can contribute too – by becoming writers published in the Fanz section – and they can register for online courses designed to improve language and comprehension.
FunDza works with a range of government and nonprofit partners to provide literacy solutions for specific projects or programmes. For these, FunDza designs customised programmes using a blend of its resources, materials, training and/or methodology that addresses the partner’s needs.