Writing MeFunDza 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.

What a fantastic experience! Maia used freewriting to get learners’ writing flowing, and they were keen and responsive, freed from the usual constraints of ‘assessment’ and ‘marks’. We heard some lovely pieces, and we hope that the learners are able to apply this technique in the future.

Vulekea SSB was also a pleasure to visit: we were so welcomed by the learners and the staff – both teachers and cleaners. It felt like a happy, organised and productive place – the perfect landing place for our test workshop!

A huge thank you to Janine and all the staff at Vuleka SSB for their care and organisation. And, another big thank you to Maia for facilitating the workshop – we look forward to doing this again.