Looking back and planning forward

Looking back and planning forward

Now that we’re six, the FunDza board and management felt it was time to review where we’ve come from and where we’re going to. Mignon Hardie asked Mignon Keyser to facilitate the strategy session for staff and the board. Mignon Keyser is a...
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...
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...
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...
Creative writing at the Knysna Literary Festival

Creative writing at the Knysna Literary Festival

FunDza was once again invited by the organisers of the Knysna Literary Festival this year to join in their celebration of literacy. We spent the week of the festival with Grade 7 learners from various schools in the area engaging them in creative writing workshops. We...
FunDza’s crown birthday!

FunDza’s crown birthday!

Today, 6 April 2017, we celebrate our sixth birthday! What a fun-filled, hardworking half-a-dozen years it has been. Thank you to our many friends, beneficiaries, partners and supporters. We could not have got this far without all of you being on this journey with us!...
Screen time on Fridays at FunDza

Screen time on Fridays at FunDza

So we’ve started something new this year – hosting Friday afternoon videos so that we can explore ideas and discuss topics related to education, technology, economics, politics and society. It’s been an amazing space for us to discuss, share, learn and...
Turning learning into action!

Turning learning into action!

Every Friday afternoon at FunDza our staff members experience a different kind of work and learning environment. Since February this year we started a staff learning session on a Friday afternoon where we watch an interesting video and have a discussion about the...
Calendar for April

Calendar for April

Check out what’s up for April 2017! 3 April: Sonja hosts a Branding Me workshop in Etafeni. 3 April: Dorothy runs a training workshop around reading for pleasure with Ikamva Youth coordinators. 4 April: Sonja and Dorothy run training workshops for volunteers at...