Looking back and planning forward

Looking back and planning forward

Now that we’re six, the FunDza board and management felt it was time to review where we’ve come from and where we’re going to. Mignon Hardie asked Mignon Keyser to facilitate the strategy session for staff and the board. Mignon Keyser is a...
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...
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...
The interns give us the scoop!

The interns give us the scoop!

We’re blessed with two young, vibrant, smart and literacy-savvy interns, so it would be wrong to not find out how they are enjoying their stint at FunDza so far. We welcomed Tamica Mopp at the start of February and Aimee-Claire Smith a week later. Here’s...
Valentine’s splash in the Sunday Tribune

Valentine’s splash in the Sunday Tribune

The Sunday Tribune in KwaZulu-Natal ran a Valentine’s Day Special that gave readers a taste of FunDza’s fabulous short stories that can be read and enjoyed on FunDza’s mobi site (fundza.mobi). As the feature coincided with Valentine’s day, of course they selected hot...
Calendar for March 2017

Calendar for March 2017

Have a look what’s in store for FunDza in March! 1 March: Dorothy does YEBO training in Gugulethu. 8-9 March: Mignon is in Johannesburg for the final module of Tsiba’s Financial Sustainability course. 10 March: Sonja hosts Reading for Enjoyment sessions at...
Sparking a writing journey!

Sparking a writing journey!

Sibongile Fisher’s story is one of those that remind us at Fundza just why we do what we do, and just how rewarding and impactful it is. Fundza ran a ‘Mentoring Young Writers’ project in Gauteng form 2014 – 2016 where emerging young writers were paired with published...
Calendar for December 2016

Calendar for December 2016

As things wrap up for the year, it’s a quieter month with FunDza staff taking some much-deserved time off. 30 November-2 December: Mignon attended Online Educa Berlin (OEB) 2016 to present on the topic: “Owning learning in Africa: A case study of FunDza’s online...
Six months in…

Six months in…

The end of September is the halfway mark of our 2017 financial year. Here’s a quick update of where we are in achieving our goals for the year. Popularising Reading We’re currently supporting 287 beneficiary groups around the country, 51 of which are new...