Winter School at Ikamva Youth

Winter School at Ikamva Youth

Every year during the winter holidays, FunDza gets invited to facilitate workshops hosted by Ikama Youth as part of their Winter School holiday tutoring programme. Ikamva is one of our beneficiaries and is a South African non-profit organisation focused on the...
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...
Calendar for February 2017

Calendar for February 2017

Even though we can’t believe we’re more than halfway through February, here is what we have been and what we will be up to in February: 6 February: Sonja Kruse provides training for the 2017 Year Beyond Volunteers in fun activities and games. 14...
Shifting perceptions

Shifting perceptions

Back in April FunDza had a strategy session about where we have come from and where we are going. We strategised, bonded and thought and thought. And we felt. Our hearts spoke of the shifts that we as South Africans need to make in order to help develop the...
Storytelling with deaf learners

Storytelling with deaf learners

The sound of silence in a dramatic pause in the middle of reading. That’s what I’m hooked on! Watching teens and young adults getting hooked on a story. That’s what I’m hooked on. I get to be on stage during reading and writing workshops. I am the young man sitting on...
Visit to the Eastern Cape

Visit to the Eastern Cape

I was invited by the Education Department of the Eastern Cape, via the Eastern Cape Reading Association of South Africa (RASA), to visit PE and run a workshop for learners and their teachers on reading for pleasure and the FunDza materials available for use. About six...