Calendar for August

Calendar for August

3 August: Nandi attends the #EqualEducation event screening Long Walk to School short film at the Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha. 8-22 August: Yoshi visits a number of e-tech projects in Zambia, Rwanda and Uganda. We look forward to hearing about his travels! 10...
Farewell reflections from Dylan & Ryan!

Farewell reflections from Dylan & Ryan!

Dylan: Four months ago, I was sitting in the office of my South African history professor in the States, reading the names of the books on his shelf, waiting for him to arrive for my interview. I was applying for a program to work and study in Cape Town for two months...
Calendar for July

Calendar for July

1 July: Dorothy interviews with Cape Talk about ‘The Joy of Reading’ award. 3-5 July: Dorothy represents FunDza at the School Librarians Conference in Durban 4-5 July: Sonja runs Writing Good Essays workshops with Grade 9 and 10 learners from IkamvaYouth...
Getting to know our interns!

Getting to know our interns!

What a pleasure to have University of Kentucky students, Ryan Thorn and Dylan Baker, and Hokkaido University student, Yoshiaki Nagasawa, join us at FunDza. Ryan and Dylan will be around till end July, while Yoshi – as he prefers to be called – will stay...
FunDza for the win!

FunDza for the win!

The FunDza Literacy Trust is getting young South Africans reading! While that may be winning news in itself, the organisation is delighted to have received international recognition: it has been selected as the inaugural recipient of The Joy of Reading Award 2017. The...
Calendar for June

Calendar for June

6 June: Strategy follow up meeting with Mignon Keyser at FunDza offices. 9 June: A farewell tea of cake and tears when CLASI, our office sharing partners, relocate to Community House in Salt River. 11-14 June: Mignon attends the Next Library Festival in Aarhus,...
Nontando, overcoming her fears at FunDza

Nontando, overcoming her fears at FunDza

We had the pleasure of hosting Nontando Mpinda as a job shadower in the March/April school holidays. Initially shy, we soon found that Nontando was a delight. She was keen to share her intimate knowledge of what it’s like to be a teen in Khayelitsha and she held...
The Joy of Reading Award – FunDza is a nominee!

The Joy of Reading Award – FunDza is a nominee!

The Joy of Reading Award is an international award intended to recognise initiatives or projects that encourage citizens to read. Systematic, an IT company with a focus on creating solutions for corporate as well as health and education organisations, developed the...
FunDza’s crown birthday!

FunDza’s crown birthday!

Today, 6 April 2017, we celebrate our sixth birthday! What a fun-filled, hardworking half-a-dozen years it has been. Thank you to our many friends, beneficiaries, partners and supporters. We could not have got this far without all of you being on this journey with us!...