FunDza goes to Knysna

FunDza goes to Knysna

In October 2016 all roads led to the Knysna where FunDza was invited by Sasha Campbell to go teach school learners about creative writing, as part of their annual Literary Festival held in March this year. The learners rose to the occasion and got their creative...
The pen is mightier than the sword!

The pen is mightier than the sword!

Creating a writing nation: In the month of October, FunDza ran creative writing workshops with Ikamva Youth in Macassar. The plan was to pilot a workshop and see if there was a need for it. Well, the need was there. Ran by Sandra Hill with the assistance of a FunDza...
Running With FunDza

Running With FunDza

Prior to joining FunDza, I had worked with a number of organizations whose work revolved around the development of literacy among youth in disadvantaged areas around the country. I had also helped co-found reading clubs in several townships around the Eastern Cape and...
Writing good essays at Isikhokelo Primary School

Writing good essays at Isikhokelo Primary School

Bulelani Nameka is the librarian at Isikhokela Primary School. His passion for education, the community and encouraging youngsters to read led to him first volunteering at this school, which he had himself attended when he was young. Now he works there – working...
Branding me workshops at Etafeni

Branding me workshops at Etafeni

  FunDza’s “Branding Me” workshops might fall under our Developing Young Writers Programme, but it’s far more than that. The workshop focuses on building skills of how to ‘brand’ yourself in job interviews and application letters. Participants learn about the...
Writing workshop in Gauteng

Writing workshop in Gauteng

FunDza has been wanting to develop our ‘Writing Me’ course, and also be able to respond to requests from other places to run our workshops. So we were very happy to organise a workshop for a Gauteng school, Vuleka SSB, in Randburg, and to use Maia Marie to run it....
A day of creative writing

A day of creative writing

By Zimkhitha Mlanzeli When you spend your days working on other people’s writing, calling beneficiaries to check whether they have received their books and to remind them to send in their feedback, creating and writing up course material for workshops or even...
Knysna Literary Festival Outreach

Knysna Literary Festival Outreach

      Sasha Campbell from the Knysna Literary Festival invited FunDza to facilitate writing workshops as part of the festival’s outreach programme this year. On our first day we visited two schools in the Plettenberg Bay area to do a song and dance about the FunDza...
Clanwilliam Workshop

Clanwilliam Workshop

It is always a pleasure to unite with fellows in literacy even it means traveling to Clanwilliam. Or, taking the beauty of the surroundings into consideration, maybe because it means traveling to small town South Africa. We were invited to the Olifants River Valley...
Getting teens in Clanwilliam writing

Getting teens in Clanwilliam writing

During the April school holidays, Children’s Book Network (CBN) invited FunDza to visit it in Clanwilliam and run writing workshops for a group of teens. CBN runs workshops for primary school children. But, this holiday, they wanted to offer something for high school...