Partnering with National Book Week

Partnering with National Book Week

For the past couple of years, FunDza has been invited to join National Book Week and shine a light on literacy and reading. This year five FunDza team members collectively visited  five provinces running a total of 10 sessions that reached an estimated 275 people. The...
Hacking at the SA Innovation Summit

Hacking at the SA Innovation Summit

The South African Innovation Summit brings together innovative trailblazers from across the world with a specific focus on the African continent. The purpose is to allow a space for innovators to meet and exchange ideas. Zilungile Zimela, FunDza’s Marketing and...
Open Book Festival hosts 30 False Bay College Students

Open Book Festival hosts 30 False Bay College Students

We once again had the honour of hosting 30 students and four lecturers from False Bay College Khayelitsha and Fish Hoek at this year’s Open Book Festival (OBF) on Friday 7 September 2018. Very big thanks to festival organisers Mervyn Sloman and Frankie Murrey of OBF...
Walking for literacy is fun!

Walking for literacy is fun!

Born in Mvezo, Qunu, in the Eastern Cape – the then former Transkei homelands – 100 years ago was a young man who emerged from an “ordinary” upbringing to becoming the face of our country’s liberation and a beacon of hope to many others across the...
Walking to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day

Walking to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day

On the 12 July, the FunDza team was on the airwaves on Bush Radio 89.5 FM, to speak at length about the Literacy Fun Walk that will take place in Khayelitsha’s Khulani Library to Luhlaza High School. At the helm of the literacy fun walk is the goal of promoting...
It’s pouring books at the KwaFaku Book Jam

It’s pouring books at the KwaFaku Book Jam

On the 30 June 2018, Nandi from FunDza Literacy Trust visited the KwaFaku book jam in Crossroads, Cape Town. The Book Jam was organised to encourage children and young adults to read for enjoyment and write for expression. It is through such initiatives with...
Commemorating June 16 at Guga S’thebe

Commemorating June 16 at Guga S’thebe

Guga S’thebe, in partnership with Langa community members as well as community-based organisations within Langa, hosted a Youth Day event in commemoration of June 16 on 15 June 2018. Nandipha from FunDza attended the event to interact with learners and to show them...
Reclaiming our African languages in education

Reclaiming our African languages in education

On June 14, FunDza Literacy Trust had the honor of participating in a round table discussion, organised by Nal’ibali, to delve into the intricacies of reclaiming African languages in the context of the education system. The event – attended by social activists, agents...
Calendar for May

Calendar for May

2 May: Dorothy Dyer visits teachers in Heideveld, as part of Year Beyond visit. 2 May: LITASA conference meeting for Dorothy Dyer, at UCT. 3 May: Nandi visits Marang a Letsatsi. 3 May: Nandi hosts a reading group training session with Beautiful Gate. 4 May: FunDza...