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...
Farewell to Aimee-Claire

Farewell to Aimee-Claire

Aimee-Claire left us at the end of April to head back to Pretoria. We are certainly missing her sunny disposition and ready smile. Full of giggles and wisdom, we thank her for her time and dedication to FunDza. She parts FunDza with this heart-felt post. Thank you,...
Dorothy visits BookTrust

Dorothy visits BookTrust

I was very fortunate to represent Cover2Cover Books at the London Book Fair this year, the visit funded by the DTI. While in London I went to visit BookTrust, the biggest literacy charity in the UK. They have a range of programmes, and I was particularly interested in...
Rejuvenating Creativity

Rejuvenating Creativity

Sometime in early February, Mignon (FunDza’s Executive Director) shared a Creative Facilitation workshop with us and asked who would be interested in going. Being fully aware that the workshop would be over a weekend, we (Dorothy, Sonja and myself) signed up...
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...
All you need is love! Nandi ties the knot

All you need is love! Nandi ties the knot

Our FunDza family is known for its love of celebrations. We’ve celebrated new books and exciting ventures, birthdays and new births, graduations and personal achievements. And, we’ve celebrated with those who’ve left to embark on new adventures. The...
Interning at the FunDza Literacy Trust

Interning at the FunDza Literacy Trust

My intern experience at FunDza has taught and liberated me more than I ever thought it would. In my first two and a half months, I had been focused on doing my utmost best so that I could have a presentable portfolio for CPUT. However, I quickly became involved in...
More than just fashion… Just Trendi!

More than just fashion… Just Trendi!

Want to get ahead on the current trends and social issues that young people are facing? Then Just Trendi is the blog to watch. Just Trendi began in 2014 as a fashion blog but it has since evolved into something more! We cover a wide range of topics from fashion and...