Always Listen to the Children…

Always Listen to the Children…

I was on a trip to PE to visit the schools and teachers involved in the PROTEC/TELKOM Foundation project we are working on. I was there on a Saturday morning, waiting for a meeting, and so I started talking to the children who were in the computer lab. One young boy...
Thank you, Xneelo, for your support

Thank you, Xneelo, for your support

Xneelo, formerly known as Hetzner, has sponsored FunDza’s dedicated server hosting since 2013. FunDza is hugely grateful for their support. In February, the web hosting company approached us to find out how their support of our online platform has made a...
Commemorating June 16 at Guga S’thebe

Commemorating June 16 at Guga S’thebe

Guga S’thebe, in partnership with Langa community members as well as community-based organisations within Langa, hosted a Youth Day event in commemoration of June 16 on 15 June 2018. Nandipha from FunDza attended the event to interact with learners and to show them...
Testing, testing… one two three

Testing, testing… one two three

In late 2015 FunDza had the idea to use a small raspberry pi device in order to disseminate FunDza’s short stories in places and spaces and to people for whom connectivity was difficult or problematic. We know – from the feedback from readers – that...
FunDza phones on the go!

FunDza phones on the go!

We started the phone drive in November, and have since been able to bless FIVE recipients with a brand new smartphone. These FunDza fans were in the top category for having spent the most time reading the FunDza stories via Mxit, and it was wonderful to be able to...
Phones for FunDza!

Phones for FunDza!

When Mxit decided that it was time to close down its servers at the end of September, we knew we would lose all those readers who didn’t have access to a smartphone (as they wouldn’t be able to access our app or mobi site) and we were devastated. With FunDza’s goal to...
Reflections on the mEducation Alliance Symposium

Reflections on the mEducation Alliance Symposium

Held over three days in Washington DC, the mEducation Alliance Symposium brought organisations using mobile technologies for education purposes together. Participants included leading international donor organisations, major research institutes, key policy makers,...
FunDza is a finalist for The Tech Awards

FunDza is a finalist for The Tech Awards

We’re celebrating! FunDza has been selected as a finalist for The Tech Awards (Microsoft Education prize) for the second year in a row. Microsoft Education Award celebrates organisations that seek to address barriers to educational opportunities that arise from...