BrandingMe relaunches at Etafeni

BrandingMe relaunches at Etafeni

Every six weeks Etafeni runs a “Fit for Life Fit for Work” programme for young adults with the aim of placing the graduates into either paid employment or stipend internships, or enrolling students in tertiary institutions with the help of a bursary. The programme has...
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 January

Calendar for January

New year, new activities! The office officially opened on 3 January but some staff took additional leave at the beginning of the year. Take a look at what we’ve got up to in January: 13 January: Nandi attends the Communiversity of South Africa’s 11th...
Calendar for October!

Calendar for October!

2 October: Dorothy and Zimkhitha present FunDza at a teachers workshop in Hermanus. 3 October: Ndibulele and Nandi introduce reading and writing at Zenex workshops in both Manyano and Luhlaza. 4 October: Ndibulele and Nandi introduce reading and writing at Zenex...
Calendar for September!

Calendar for September!

1 September: Sonja Kruse represents FunDza and hosts a workshop at the Jozi Book Fair. 2 September: Sonja Kruse attends a WriteSmart writing club session in Mamelodi, Pretoria. 4 and 5 September: Dawn and Tamica represent FunDza in Laingsburg for National Book Week. 4...
While the Cat’s away – the Mice will play!

While the Cat’s away – the Mice will play!

Being a conscientious finance person, I don’t like doing anything without specific permission. On Thursday 17 August, Mignon was out of the office and I heard that Nandi, Ndibs and Sive were running a Writing Good Essays workshop with learners at Christel House...
Writing Club pilot takes off!

Writing Club pilot takes off!

Lucky us! FunDza has been awarded a grant to run its WriteSmart writing clubs with three beneficiary groups in Gauteng. We are grateful to the Gauteng Department of Arts and Culture for their support. Writing is often seen as a chore at school. We are trying to break...
Creative writing at the Knysna Literary Festival

Creative writing at the Knysna Literary Festival

FunDza was once again invited by the organisers of the Knysna Literary Festival this year to join in their celebration of literacy. We spent the week of the festival with Grade 7 learners from various schools in the area engaging them in creative writing workshops. We...