Partnering with National Book Week

Partnering with National Book Week

For the past couple of years, FunDza has been invited to join National Book Week and shine a light on literacy and reading. This year five FunDza team members collectively visited  five provinces running a total of 10 sessions that reached an estimated 275 people. The...
Going Beyond!

Going Beyond!

FunDza has been a partner of the YearBeyond programme since inception. YearBeyond (YEBO) uses volunteers to run after-school programmes in English and Maths in Western Cape schools. FunDza has supplied the English material for their high school programme running in...
Training to bring books to life

Training to bring books to life

We often get asked by our Family beneficiary groups to host workshops to support them to run their reading groups. Being based in the Western Cape, it is easier to provide training to the groups that are close by but it is far harder for us to do this with groups that...
Calendar for May

Calendar for May

2 May: Dorothy Dyer visits teachers in Heideveld, as part of Year Beyond visit. 2 May: LITASA conference meeting for Dorothy Dyer, at UCT. 3 May: Nandi visits Marang a Letsatsi. 3 May: Nandi hosts a reading group training session with Beautiful Gate. 4 May: FunDza...
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...
Calendar for February

Calendar for February

5 and 6 February: Dorothy Dyer and Sonja Kruse attend a Year Beyond bootcamp. 6 February: FunDza lunchtime video hour and discussion: Amel Karboul’s Ted Talk “The global learning crisis – and what to do about it” 8 February: Sonja Kruse kicks...
eLearning, not an innovation, a demand!

eLearning, not an innovation, a demand!

It is expected for people to be late for an event, so when I arrive at the Hillbrow Library to find the area designated for the event empty, I am not surprised. The weather is partly cloudy with serious promises of rain. Once I have tested that the projector is...
Baeletsi flying the FunDza flag at WriteSmart

Baeletsi flying the FunDza flag at WriteSmart

  Growing up in Kuruman, I was a regular at our local library. I read everything that grabbed my attention and to this day I am glad that my mother never monitored what I read. I have since discovered the power of reading and I’m a tireless advocate for reading. What...