Always Listen to the Children…

Always Listen to the Children…

I was on a trip to PE to visit the schools and teachers involved in the PROTEC/TELKOM Foundation project we are working on. I was there on a Saturday morning, waiting for a meeting, and so I started talking to the children who were in the computer lab. One young boy...
FunDza inspires after school practitioners

FunDza inspires after school practitioners

On 9 April Dorothy and I ran a session at the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute in Kraaifontein with after school practitioners. The session was part of the After School Game Changer Practitioner course run by the Western Cape Government, along with other...
Young Social Innovators Spark New Ideas with YEBO.

Young Social Innovators Spark New Ideas with YEBO.

The Year Beyond (YEBO) programme works with primary and high schools in the Cape Town area, with volunteers tutoring English and Maths as part of an afterschool initiative. As FunDza, we supply the English offline and online material and training for YEBO high...
FunDza’s ASAS project is a game changer!

FunDza’s ASAS project is a game changer!

FunDza was delighted to receive a grant through the Western Cape After School Innovation Fund to run a new project: the After School Action Series (ASAS). The Innovation Fund is managed by Community Chest on behalf of the Western Cape Government After School Game...
It really is all about the JOY of reading!

It really is all about the JOY of reading!

When we were presented with the Joy of Reading Award in June this year, we wanted to find ways to share the good fortune with our readers and writers. So, we decided to turn September – traditionally our ‘Literacy Month’ with so many literacy and...
Sonja gets inspired with help2read facilitators

Sonja gets inspired with help2read facilitators

Fellow literacy NGO Help2read works with primary school children. Besides volunteers who read with the children on an individual basis, they also have literacy facilitators who spend a year working in schools using their programme. FunDza ran a workshop for 11 of...
Behind the camera at False Bay College

Behind the camera at False Bay College

When Ndibulele Sotondoshe and Nandipha Tshabane (Nandi) told me they needed a camera girl for their visit to False Bay College in Fish Hoek, I immediately agreed! Sonja Kruse, who runs the Reading for Enjoyment sessions at False Bay College, had invited Nandi and...
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...