The main focus of the FunDza Family programme is to support groups hosted in schools or afterschool programmes that promote reading for pleasure. The groups use FunDza’s exciting books and reading materials to run their programmes.
In addition, FunDza’s Family programme includes the following services: writing workshops or writing clubs; and limited book donations for under-resourced schools, community libraries, youth development groups, that want to use these to foster a love of reading in their communities.
Formal reading groups
FunDza works with organisations that want to run FunDza’s reading group programme. The programme is based on session plans in FunDza’s innovative ‘funzine’ publication, and groups also receive small numbers of general reading books to accommodate extended reading.
Please note that this is a formal reading club programme and the number of groups that can be supported is limited. Admission is by invitation only.
FunDza can support a limited number of book donations every year. Groups can apply to receive a donation of 50 books and they are invited to purchase additional books at discounted rates.
Please note: Applications are considered four times a year (January, April, July and October). Groups can apply at any point but applications will only be considered in those months.
Click here to apply.
Reading for pleasure activations
FunDza staff are trained to run reading for pleasure activations aimed at groups of teens. An activation typically includes an introduction to FunDza stories in print or online, fun reading-focused activities and language games.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact FunDza’s office. Please note that FunDza can only host a limited number of these activations each year.
FunDza provides a limited number of its Writing Good Essays workshop to schools/afterschool programmes in the following provinces: Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. There is no cost to receive the workshop but groups do need to apply.
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FunDza is seeking funding to run its WritingMe Writing Club in schools and afterschool programmes in the Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
The writing clubs are by invitation only, unless a group is able to cover the cost itself. The cost of hosting a club for a 10 week programme is R40,000.