Gold at the Impumelelo Social Innovation Awards

Gold at the Impumelelo Social Innovation Awards

  FunDza is immensely proud to have won Gold in the Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards, a leading awards programme in South Africa, that rewards innovators who find creative solutions to public problems. Impumelelo is dedicated to ensuring that award winners...
Reading for Enjoyment with False Bay College in 2017

Reading for Enjoyment with False Bay College in 2017

Another year of Reading for Enjoyment (RFE) comes to an end at both Khayelitsha and Fish Hoek campuses of False Bay College (FBC). It feels like we have learnt and grown a lot over the three years of this campaign to date and have loved being in partnership with FBC...
Calendar for November

Calendar for November

4 November: FunDza team, friends and family, attend the Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards – a gala event at the Artscape Theatre. Watch this space to hear if we won an award! 8 November: Mignon attends ‘Community of Practice’ After School...
Discovering Confucius in China

Discovering Confucius in China

The prospect of travelling for hours by air to the other side of the world really made me nervous! But I was curious too and I felt immense appreciation at being given the honour of representing FunDza, my colleagues, directors, as well as our readers – our FunDza...
Aimee-Claire Smith: Life after FunDza at Puku

Aimee-Claire Smith: Life after FunDza at Puku

I recently took a short trip down to Cape Town from my hometown of Pretoria, and of course had to visit my friends and old co-workers at the FunDza offices in Muizenberg. FunDza is still and always will be very close to my heart. After seeing the team again, I began...
Baeletsi flying the FunDza flag at WriteSmart

Baeletsi flying the FunDza flag at WriteSmart

  Growing up in Kuruman, I was a regular at our local library. I read everything that grabbed my attention and to this day I am glad that my mother never monitored what I read. I have since discovered the power of reading and I’m a tireless advocate for reading....
Calendar for October!

Calendar for October!

2 October: Dorothy and Zimkhitha present FunDza at a teachers workshop in Hermanus. 3 October: Ndibulele and Nandi introduce reading and writing at Zenex workshops in both Manyano and Luhlaza. 4 October: Ndibulele and Nandi introduce reading and writing at Zenex...
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...
In exceptionally good company

In exceptionally good company

It was such a privilege and honour to go to UNESCO headquarters in Paris to accept the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy on behalf of the FunDza Literacy Trust. The prizes were awarded on International Literacy Day (ILD), where literacy-minded individuals and...
FunDza Fun at Open Book Festival!

FunDza Fun at Open Book Festival!

“Hi Sonja. All is in order except that I Have 2 extra students?” An email with this message arrived in my inbox with less than 24 hours to go. 2 extra students = 2 extra goodie bags = 2 extra tickets = urgh! When I got over the initial calculation of the extra work...