Behind the camera at False Bay College

Behind the camera at False Bay College

When Ndibulele Sotondoshe and Nandipha Tshabane (Nandi) told me they needed a camera girl for their visit to False Bay College in Fish Hoek, I immediately agreed! Sonja Kruse, who runs the Reading for Enjoyment sessions at False Bay College, had invited Nandi and...
Harmony High books making waves in Graaff-Reinet!

Harmony High books making waves in Graaff-Reinet!

FunDza had a lovely visit from Phillida Kingwill of Graaff-Reinet. Phillida has set up various reading groups in libraries and schools in the Graaff-Reinet area, as part of the FunDza ‘Family’ programme and outreach work. She found herself in Cape Town and...
Winter School at Ikamva Youth

Winter School at Ikamva Youth

Every year during the winter holidays, FunDza gets invited to facilitate workshops hosted by Ikama Youth as part of their Winter School holiday tutoring programme. Ikamva is one of our beneficiaries and is a South African non-profit organisation focused on the...
Celebrating Mandela Day at Khulani Library

Celebrating Mandela Day at Khulani Library

18 July is the birthday of South African hero and legend, the late Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela, a day celebrated by many throughout the country.  The FunDza Literacy Trust was fortunate to have been invited by a dynamic young man, Sisonke Mengcane, the director of...
FunDza visits Masiphumelele Library

FunDza visits Masiphumelele Library

By Aimee-Claire Smith The Uber picks us up outside the FunDza offices in Muizenberg. My co-worker, Zimkhitha, and I climb into the back seat and begin the half-hour drive to Masiphumelele, a small township somewhere near Fish Hoek. We don’t talk much, preferring to...
Changing the game at the After School Symposium

Changing the game at the After School Symposium

On 16 and 17 February I attended the Western Cape After School Game Changer Symposium, organised by the Western Cape Government and The Learning Trust. The conference focused on after-school programmes and how to make them more effective. FunDza is participating in of...
An afternoon with FunDza

An afternoon with FunDza

“Dear FunDza Team. Thank you for facilitating a great meeting. It was insightful to give feedback in a more relaxed environment, sharing of what has been working in different organizations, schools etc. I really felt encourage to implement some of the best practices...
Calendar for February 2017

Calendar for February 2017

Even though we can’t believe we’re more than halfway through February, here is what we have been and what we will be up to in February: 6 February: Sonja Kruse provides training for the 2017 Year Beyond Volunteers in fun activities and games. 14...
Lots of learning thanks to Year Beyond

Lots of learning thanks to Year Beyond

The Western Cape Government’s Year Beyond Programme places young volunteers in local schools to run extra-curricula English and Maths support classes, as well as ‘clubs’. FunDza supplies the English content for the ten high schools that are part of the programme. The...
Mingling with future leaders

Mingling with future leaders

There seems to be many schools and organisations that have grasped the value of hosting education sessions – even in the school holidays. The Sozo Foundation, one of our newest beneficiary groups in our Popularising Reading programme, is definitely one of these. We...