#ReadBecause… join the movement!

#ReadBecause… join the movement!

Why do you read? Why does anyone read? Is it because it’s fun or relaxing or because you want to gain new knowledge? Is it to escape your current reality by traveling to far-flung ‘places’? Or is it perhaps to make new friends within the pages of a book?...
Let’s chat over tea on Twitter

Let’s chat over tea on Twitter

To celebrate SA Library Week, FunDza hosted a fun ‘tea on Twitter’ chat on 20 March to get its readers and writers to engage with one another and to shine a light on literacy and the power of the pen… or in this case the pixel! FunDza posed seven...
The love of reading takes to the airwaves

The love of reading takes to the airwaves

FunDza Literacy Trust has joined forces with Activate Change Drivers to promote an active citizenry and the love of reading through a show called #ActivateHour on Bush Radio 89.5FM. The radio show airs fortnightly on a Thursday from 3pm to 4pm. On the show, we discuss...
Inspiring the Shine Literacy volunteers

Inspiring the Shine Literacy volunteers

At FunDza, we have learnt that the best advocates of reading for pleasure are people who read themselves, and practice what they preach! So we were delighted to be invited by Shine Literacy to do a workshop with their young volunteers for their Khanyisa project. These...
Meeting Fanz writer Shuneen Adams

Meeting Fanz writer Shuneen Adams

I was invited to talk to (U3A) the University of the Third Age in Greyton about FunDza. It was a smallish group – perhaps because there was a wild fire on the nearby mountain, visible from the meeting venue! But there were some experienced literacy practitioners...
Reflecting on our FunDza Family

Reflecting on our FunDza Family

FunDza has renamed the beneficiary groups it supports with its reading, writing and learning programmes as the ‘FunDza Family’. Groups have to apply to become part of the ‘Family’ and are accepted if they fit certain criteria, i.e. groups need to be reaching people...