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:...
A shout out to our biggest complainer!

A shout out to our biggest complainer!

There is nothing better than having Fanz readers who not only spot mistakes but who also tell us about them! One of our most avid readers, using the pseudonym Maxine Jordan, first complained to us about technical problems with one of our online courses. When she...
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...
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...
The Village Girl gets FBC students hooked

The Village Girl gets FBC students hooked

The following blog gives a taste of one of the Reading for Enjoyment sessions that we run with False Bay College students at the Khayelitsha and Fish Hoek campuses. The campaign aims to get students excited about reading (and writing) for pleasure. Here’s...
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...
Open learning comes to fundza.mobi

Open learning comes to fundza.mobi

Over the years FunDza has been asked by various organisations for online support in reading programmes using our appealing content. We first designed customised online courses for different groups such as the Year Beyond programme. Recently we have started creating...
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...