Saying goodbye to FunDza

Saying goodbye to FunDza

Around four months ago, I started my internship at the FunDza Literacy Trust as part of my in-service training as a Journalism student at CPUT. Not having much previous work experience, I really did not know what to expect from the environment. Would there be devious...
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...
Gold at the Impumelelo Social Innovation Awards

Gold at the Impumelelo Social Innovation Awards

  FunDza is immensely proud to have won Gold in the Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards, a leading awards programme in South Africa, that rewards innovators who find creative solutions to public problems. Impumelelo is dedicated to ensuring that award winners are...
Kauthar Gool – FunDza’s new intern!

Kauthar Gool – FunDza’s new intern!

Meet Kauthar! FunDza’s new intern. We asked Kauthar to introduce herself to us – who is she and why she wants to be at FunDza! This is her story: *** My name is Kauthar Gool, a final-year Journalism student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) who is...
Welcome to the team, Sive!

Welcome to the team, Sive!

Meet Sive! FunDza’s new intern. We asked Sive to introduce himself to us – who is he and why he wants to be at FunDza! This is his story: *** “My name is Sive Sibenya, I am 24 years old. I am a musician, a brother, a son, a friend, a young...
To Phoebe, with love

To Phoebe, with love

It was April 2012. The FunDza office was based around my diningroom table. Phoebe Sibomana, a family friend of Ros’, was completing her honours in Social Development at UWC and needed to get some job place experience. She contacted Ros, a family friend, who...
Getting to know our interns!

Getting to know our interns!

What a pleasure to have University of Kentucky students, Ryan Thorn and Dylan Baker, and Hokkaido University student, Yoshiaki Nagasawa, join us at FunDza. Ryan and Dylan will be around till end July, while Yoshi – as he prefers to be called – will stay...
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...