Learning from our Lean Data

Learning from our Lean Data

As a grantee of Omidyar Network, we were given the opportunity to have Lean Data, a data service created by Acumen, conduct a free external evaluation of our beneficiaries to get quick and high-quality feedback. Lean Data uses low-cost technology and methods to gather...
Calendar for November

Calendar for November

4 November: FunDza team, friends and family, attend the Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards – a gala event at the Artscape Theatre. Watch this space to hear if we won an award! 8 November: Mignon attends ‘Community of Practice’ After School...
A mobile library is born

A mobile library is born

Wearing a FunDza T-shirt has never been as much fun as at this year’s Jozi Book Fair. I was approached by many like-minded people who recognised the bright yellow smiley FunDza face on my shirt and came to chat about literacy matters. One such person was Banele...
It really is all about the JOY of reading!

It really is all about the JOY of reading!

When we were presented with the Joy of Reading Award in June this year, we wanted to find ways to share the good fortune with our readers and writers. So, we decided to turn September – traditionally our ‘Literacy Month’ with so many...
Sonja gets inspired with help2read facilitators

Sonja gets inspired with help2read facilitators

Fellow literacy NGO Help2read works with primary school children. Besides volunteers who read with the children on an individual basis, they also have literacy facilitators who spend a year working in schools using their programme. FunDza ran a workshop for 11 of...
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...