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...
Open learning comes to fundza.mobi

Open learning comes to fundza.mobi

Over the years FunDza has been asked by various organisations for online support in reading programmes using our appealing content. We first designed customised online courses for different groups such as the Year Beyond programme. Recently we have started creating...
FunDza’s fourth year with Year Beyond

FunDza’s fourth year with Year Beyond

This is the fourth year that we are providing the English programme content to the Western Cape’s Year Beyond after-school programme, where young volunteers work with learners in the afternoons. FunDza provides an online curriculum, and also books as back-up for when...
Librarians lead the way

Librarians lead the way

I was invited to give a talk at the School Librarians Conference about FunDza, and how we are getting young South Africans reading. (It was in Durban and I was hoping for warm weather, but sadly they were having a cold snap!) There were passionate and committed...
Dorothy visits BookTrust

Dorothy visits BookTrust

I was very fortunate to represent Cover2Cover Books at the London Book Fair this year, the visit funded by the DTI. While in London I went to visit BookTrust, the biggest literacy charity in the UK. They have a range of programmes, and I was particularly interested in...
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...
Rejuvenating Creativity

Rejuvenating Creativity

Sometime in early February, Mignon (FunDza’s Executive Director) shared a Creative Facilitation workshop with us and asked who would be interested in going. Being fully aware that the workshop would be over a weekend, we (Dorothy, Sonja and myself) signed up...
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...