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...
Calendar for May

Calendar for May

3 May: Dorothy visits the YearBeyond groups at Intshukumo and Phoenix High Schools 5 May: Mignon Keyser facilitates a strategy meeting at FunDza’s offices with staff and trustees, Xolisa Guzula and Rethabile Mashale-Sonibare 6 May: Xolisa and Rethabile have a...
Children’s literacy seminar sparks deeper thinking

Children’s literacy seminar sparks deeper thinking

I was invited to attend the Children’s literacy, literature and multilingual storybook production / translation seminar organised by PRAESA, IBBY and PEN, and also to present FunDza’s work in a panel discussion. I gave a brief input about FunDza’s work, focusing on...
Creative writing at the Knysna Literary Festival

Creative writing at the Knysna Literary Festival

FunDza was once again invited by the organisers of the Knysna Literary Festival this year to join in their celebration of literacy. We spent the week of the festival with Grade 7 learners from various schools in the area engaging them in creative writing workshops. We...
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!...
Screen time on Fridays at FunDza

Screen time on Fridays at FunDza

So we’ve started something new this year – hosting Friday afternoon videos so that we can explore ideas and discuss topics related to education, technology, economics, politics and society. It’s been an amazing space for us to discuss, share, learn and...
Turning learning into action!

Turning learning into action!

Every Friday afternoon at FunDza our staff members experience a different kind of work and learning environment. Since February this year we started a staff learning session on a Friday afternoon where we watch an interesting video and have a discussion about the...
Our Rights Matter!

Our Rights Matter!

FunDza started its special Rights project in 2014 – to coincide with 20 years of democracy – that sought to help our readers understand their rights better and feel more equipped to access their rights, in particular the socio-economic rights that are...