‘Me With You’ in Durban!

‘Me With You’ in Durban!

In early December all roads led to Durban where FunDza ran two creative writing workshops called ‘Me With You’ with two groups of students and out-of-work youth. The workshops were funded by the UNHCR and were run in conjunction with Zoe-Life in Westville. The...
Is it a book? Is it a magazine? No, it’s a Funzine!

Is it a book? Is it a magazine? No, it’s a Funzine!

FunDza is launching a brand new publication in a brand new format. We have called it a Funzine – and it is a mixture of a book, magazine and textbook. It will be A4, and will be a collection of all kinds of different texts: stories, poems (by our FunDza Fanz as well...
ASAS stories a hit with FunDza readers!

ASAS stories a hit with FunDza readers!

The creation of the short stories for the After School Action Series (ASAS), a special project sponsored by the Western Cape After School Innovation Fund, is complete, with five wonderful short stories centred on the theme of after school programmes having been...
Getting creative in Knysna

Getting creative in Knysna

We were honoured to once again be invited to run creative writing workshops in schools as part of the Knysna Literary Festival Outreach programme from 30 July to 2 August. We spent time with: Knysna Primary School, Rheenendal Primary School. Knysna Secondary School,...
Hamba kakuhle, Yoshi!

Hamba kakuhle, Yoshi!

In October we said goodbye to Yoshiaki Nagasawa, who joined us from Hokkiado, Japan, for a five-month volunteer internship. I first met Yoshi in Cairo at eLearning Africa in May 2016. He’d come to hear my talk on FunDza that focused on the lessons we’d...
Writing Club pilot takes off!

Writing Club pilot takes off!

Lucky us! FunDza has been awarded a grant to run its WriteSmart writing clubs with three beneficiary groups in Gauteng. We are grateful to the Gauteng Department of Arts and Culture for their support. Writing is often seen as a chore at school. We are trying to break...
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...