Workshop for Gauteng library assistants

Workshop for Gauteng library assistants

FunDza was invited to run a workshop for library assistants in Gauteng about how they can use the Harmony High books, and our It Your Right! pocket booklets, to start reading clubs in local libraries. So on the 24 February I ran a day’s workshop in the rather dim...
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...
Introducing Nhlalwenhle

Introducing Nhlalwenhle

Nhlalwenhle Londeka Luthuli is a remarkable woman. She is a domestic worker by day and a writer by night as well as a mother to twins. Her employer doesn’t know that when she knocks off her work as a cleaner, she sits up late into the night writing gripping powerful...
Jayne Bauling visits with FunDza

Jayne Bauling visits with FunDza

FunDza and Cover2Cover Books were delighted to host a visit from Jayne Bauling, to promote her new book Playmaker, published by Cover2Cover. Jayne has published many youth novels and has won many awards for them too, so we were honoured to bring her on board as a...
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...
Jingqi reading and writing workshops

Jingqi reading and writing workshops

Recently a colleague – Zimkhitha Mlanzeli – and I ran English writing workshops at a rural high school in the Eastern Cape. It was a fascinating – and challenging – experience. The teachers had complained that learners are not expressing...
Touching lives through fiction in rural KZN

Touching lives through fiction in rural KZN

The David Rattray Foundation schools in rural KZN are among the beneficiaries of FunDza’s ‘Popularising Reading Programme.’ ‘From Boys to Men’ is the most recent book in the Harmony High Series. Copies were delivered to the Rorke’s...
Our Story

Our Story

The motivation for the founding of the FunDza Literacy Trust grew out of the experiences of Dorothy Dyer, who was an English teacher at LEAP Science and Maths School in Pinelands. The LEAP school caters for talented students from deprived backgrounds and provides them...
How FunDza started

How FunDza started

The motivation for the founding of the FunDza Literacy Trust grew out of the experiences of Dorothy Dyer, who was an English teacher at LEAP Science and Maths School in Pinelands. The LEAP school caters for talented students from deprived backgrounds and provides them...