Calendar for March

Calendar for March

1 March: Dorothy Dyer and Mignon Hardie attend a workshop for the WikiAfricaSchools Project. 1 March: Sonja Kruse runs the Reading for Enjoyment campaign at False Bay College, Fish Hoek campus. 5 March: Dorothy visits Inkwenkwezi High School to see how the YEBO...
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...
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...
Farewell reflections from Dylan & Ryan!

Farewell reflections from Dylan & Ryan!

Dylan: Four months ago, I was sitting in the office of my South African history professor in the States, reading the names of the books on his shelf, waiting for him to arrive for my interview. I was applying for a program to work and study in Cape Town for two months...
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,...
My week at FunDza

My week at FunDza

We were lucky enough to have Trinity join us in the trenches for a short stint! This is her experience with us: “I first found out about FunDza through my gran. Some time back, I was wanting to job shadow someone for 3 days for a school project that we had to...
Trinity – adding magic to the team

Trinity – adding magic to the team

Usually they say young people are lazy and they don’t want to work, that they sit around on their phones all day and chat to their friends. This may be true for some but not for all. Trinity Munro is one of the exceptions. Trinity is a grade 10 learner from the...
Introducing girls to FunDza

Introducing girls to FunDza

FunDza had the opportunity to participate once again in Cell C’s Take a Girl Child to Work Day. It was a great success last year, so naturally we decided to repeat the exercise. We invited learners from one of our beneficiary schools, Matthew Goniwe Memorial High, to...