Out and about with our writing workshops

Out and about with our writing workshops

January and February have been extremely busy and exhausting months, but these have been filled with excitement for FunDza staff who’ve been facilitating the Writing a Good Essay workshop in schools, colleges, NGOs and libraries all around Cape Town. We’ve...
Fun at FunDza Family Workshop

Fun at FunDza Family Workshop

Beneficiary groups who receive our books often ask for training on how to use the books and other FunDza materials, more effectively. On 1 November 2018, FunDza hosted a FunDza Family workshop with various reading groups around Cape Town. Twelve people from the...
Power in group reading session workshops

Power in group reading session workshops

By Refilwehape Mofokeng There is a lot that we gain through running the reading group session workshop with our Family beneficiary groups and much we can take away from the experience. For example, we value the human connection we develop with our FunDza Family as...
Is it a book? Is it a magazine? No, it’s a Funzine!

Is it a book? Is it a magazine? No, it’s a Funzine!

FunDza is launching a brand new publication in a brand new format. We have called it a Funzine – and it is a mixture of a book, magazine and textbook. It will be A4, and will be a collection of all kinds of different texts: stories, poems (by our FunDza Fanz as well...
Insights from our Family groups

Insights from our Family groups

In the hectically busy month of September, Nandi devoted some time to catching up with a number of our Family beneficiary groups to get deeper insights into how they are using the FunDza books and what impact these are having on the teen and young adult readers. The...
Catching up with Cebo

Catching up with Cebo

FunDza works with a network of beneficiary groups – called the FunDza Family – around the country that receive books and reading resources to support a culture of reading and writing in their communities. We caught up for five minutes to ask five questions...
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...
Reflecting on our FunDza Family

Reflecting on our FunDza Family

FunDza has renamed the beneficiary groups it supports with its reading, writing and learning programmes as the ‘FunDza Family’. Groups have to apply to become part of the ‘Family’ and are accepted if they fit certain criteria, i.e. groups need to be reaching people...
Learning from our Lean Data

Learning from our Lean Data

As a grantee of Omidyar Network, we were given the opportunity to have Lean Data, a data service created by Acumen, conduct a free external evaluation of our beneficiaries to get quick and high-quality feedback. Lean Data uses low-cost technology and methods to gather...