Calendar for May

Calendar for May

3 May: Dorothy visits the YearBeyond groups at Intshukumo and Phoenix High Schools 5 May: Mignon Keyser facilitates a strategy meeting at FunDza’s offices with staff and trustees, Xolisa Guzula and Rethabile Mashale-Sonibare 6 May: Xolisa and Rethabile have a...
Children’s literacy seminar sparks deeper thinking

Children’s literacy seminar sparks deeper thinking

I was invited to attend the Children’s literacy, literature and multilingual storybook production / translation seminar organised by PRAESA, IBBY and PEN, and also to present FunDza’s work in a panel discussion. I gave a brief input about FunDza’s work, focusing on...
Mobile Learning Week: taking refuge in Paris

Mobile Learning Week: taking refuge in Paris

True confessions: the trip to Paris for the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week felt daunting and difficult. There were too many deadlines, too many reports to write, too many proposals to get off, and just generally too much to do. More importantly, I was tired, tired in my...
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...
Showcasing FunDza in Bloemfontein

Showcasing FunDza in Bloemfontein

FunDza was invited to present its work at the LIASA (Library and Information Association of South Africa) and SLYSIG (School Library and Youth Services Interest Group) Conference in Bloemfontein. This was the second biennial conference organised by LIASA and SLYSIG of...
Reading and writing in the land of pyramids and papyrus

Reading and writing in the land of pyramids and papyrus

This isn’t a blog about the sights, sounds and tastes of Cairo. So I won’t talk about the chaotic bustle of the airport, the extravagance of the conference venue, nor the awe-inspiring light and sound display at the pyramids. Suffice to say, it felt hugely...
FunDza at the LLAM Conference

FunDza at the LLAM Conference

FunDza was invited by the Department of Arts and Culture to do a presentation to KZN librarians in Durban. It is always lovely to speak to librarians who share our passion for getting young people reading, and I hope that many of them will show their readers how they...