FunDza staff are passionate about reading and contributing to the social development of our country.
We are guided by our organisation’s values in all of our work. These are:
Equality: A commitment to social justice and promoting equity
Honesty: A commitment to acting in a transparent manner and with openness
Respect: A commitment to act with kindness and honour
Diversity: A commitment to the ideals of Ubuntu – umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu
Potential: A commitment to nurturing growth in ourselves and others
Compassion: A commitment to bringing love, generosity of spirit, wisdom, and fun into all relations
Executive Director and Trustee
Lea-Anne is executive director and trustee of the Fundza Literacy Trust. She has over 20 years of experience in media, corporate communications and corporate social responsibility, having worked for several blue-chip companies such as etv, Media24, Maersk and Capitec Bank.
Her expertise lies in innovation, strategy, sustainability, communications and crisis management. Lea-Anne holds a Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies degree from Rhodes University and an MPhil (specialising in Inclusive Innovation) from UCT’s Graduate School of Business.
Tennille is the Operations Manager for the Fundza Literacy Trust. She is passionate about administration and with more than 20 years in operations, project management, finance, and HR in both Government and the Non-Profit Sector she is sure to take organizational planning to the next level. She enjoys reading and taking long drives and long walks on the beach with her daughters.
Amber is the editorial coordinator for FunDza Literacy Trust. She draws inspiration from scenic ocean views and the love from the FunDza Fanz. She graduated from CPUT in 2020 with an advanced diploma in journalism. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing and hiking.
Dorothy is a former English teacher, whose passion for reading was the inspiration for the Cover2Cover’s publishing initiative and the FunDza Literacy Trust’s current work. Dorothy is also the author of many textbooks and school readers. She has a Masters in Applied Language and Literacy Studies and a Masters in Creative Writing, both through UCT.
Asithandile is the Community Coordinator and writer for the Fundza Literacy Trust. He has a certificate in Self Leadership and Development from the University of Stellenbosch, and a Google Digital Skills Africa certificate in Digital Marketing. He is currently studying toward a B.A in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, reading and writing poetry. He believes in giving his all until there’s nothing left to give.