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...
Resilience in changing times

Resilience in changing times

We know that we live in changing and challenging times. As a small organisation we have little impact on the macro environmental changes in our country, and indeed the world. But  we do have control over our internal structure, and how we respond to these shifts and...
Impacting one reader at a time

Impacting one reader at a time

Our organisation’s driving force is embodied in the slogan: ‘Reading changes lives’. As individuals we can see the impact reading has had – and continues to have – on our own lives and love hearing reports of these changes from our...
Introducing girls to FunDza

Introducing girls to FunDza

FunDza had the opportunity to participate once again in Cell C’s Take a Girl Child to Work Day. It was a great success last year, so naturally we decided to repeat the exercise. We invited learners from one of our beneficiary schools, Matthew Goniwe Memorial High, to...
An organisation we love: Lubuto Library Partners!

An organisation we love: Lubuto Library Partners!

At FunDza, we love all people who love books and reading. And, we love the many organisations here in SA and further afield that promote reading. One of these is the Lubuto Library Project, which is building libraries in Zambia. These aren’t just any libraries,...
Reflections on the mEducation Alliance Symposium

Reflections on the mEducation Alliance Symposium

Held over three days in Washington DC, the mEducation Alliance Symposium brought organisations using mobile technologies for education purposes together. Participants included leading international donor organisations, major research institutes, key policy makers,...
Not wowing the Durban crowds!

Not wowing the Durban crowds!

FunDza was invited to present workshops at the Durban Business Women’s Association’s “Winning in the Workplace” event for 500 matric girls and their teachers. Dorothy Dyer travelled off to Durban to spread the word… This is her reflection on the event. *** I’d...