What home means…

What home means…

When I think of home I think of comfort, a retreat from the world, a space for family and friends, a place for reflection and introspection. My home is a safe space. My community is largely safe too. Of course there is crime but it doesn’t impinge too much on my life:...
Winning with #WriterWednesday

Winning with #WriterWednesday

We love our FunDza Fanz writers. To celebrate them we’re running our #WriterWednesday social media campaign that showcases every Wednesday one of our young and inspiring writers. We take their lovely photo, together with a short blurb on why they love to write...
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...
Three new exciting blogs for fundza.mobi

Three new exciting blogs for fundza.mobi

FunDza launched three new blogs in March offering readers thought-provoking content, practical advice for the world of work, and handy step-by-step guides to doing a whole lot of useful and yummy things! MindSpace is just what it says: a space where young writers and...
So who is Phakamani?

So who is Phakamani?

In March we introduced a new weekly social media post to celebrate a different Fanz writer each week. The Writer of the Week post has the hashtag #WoW. The regular post was initiated by the editing team as a way to acknowledge and celebrate Fanz writers who have shown...
Writing children’s stories – a family affair!

Writing children’s stories – a family affair!

I’ve been working for FunDza for a year now. I started off as an intern and now I find myself writing and publishing my very own children’s story series on fundza.mobi. I could not have done it without the help of my brothers who have been illustrating my words...
Calendar for February

Calendar for February

5 and 6 February: Dorothy Dyer and Sonja Kruse attend a Year Beyond bootcamp. 6 February: FunDza lunchtime video hour and discussion: Amel Karboul’s Ted Talk “The global learning crisis – and what to do about it” 8 February: Sonja Kruse kicks...
Calendar for January

Calendar for January

New year, new activities! The office officially opened on 3 January but some staff took additional leave at the beginning of the year. Take a look at what we’ve got up to in January: 13 January: Nandi attends the Communiversity of South Africa’s 11th...