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:...
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...
Making education fashionable

Making education fashionable

On May the 7th, LEMOSA (the Learners Movement of South Africa) hosted its 4th Career Exhibition in Delft. Various organisations were invited to display at the career exhibition and FunDza was invited to present as well. Other organisations there were: AFDA, Mancosa,...
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...
Answering the question: #WhatDoYouStandFor

Answering the question: #WhatDoYouStandFor

The inaugural Human Rights Festival held at Constitution Hill from 23-25 March used the hashtag #WhatDoYouStandFor to encourage visitors to think about the contributions they make towards nation building and social cohesion. #WhatDoYouStandFor? – it’s an...
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...