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A tribute to Dr Xolisa Guzula

A tribute to Dr Xolisa Guzula

FunDza wishes our chairperson, Dr Xolisa Guzula, huge congratulations on being awarded her doctorate in education. We are so proud of the work that she is doing to promote literacy in our country. This degree, we know, is the result of many hours of labour, research,...

Celebrating our first FunDza Fellows

Celebrating our first FunDza Fellows

On 17 March 2021, FunDza hosted it's first introductory workshop for 18 young people selected to be the inaugural members of the FunDza Fellowship programme. The plan: to take this group on an exciting writing journey that we hoped would inform, challenge and inspire....

Whoop! Whoop! Yes, we do LOVE writing!

Whoop! Whoop! Yes, we do LOVE writing!

We first started our 'developing young writers' programme 10 years ago because our online readers were inspired by FunDza's stories and wanted to write and get published too. Since the first Fanz pieces were published in May 2011 on fundza.mobi, we have published the...

Meet the winners of My Life, My Choice Course Competition!

Meet the winners of My Life, My Choice Course Competition!

We are delighted to announce the winners of the My Life My Choice Course Competition! The course was sponsored by JnJ’s DREAMS Thina Abantu Abasha project (you can read more about them here) and ran from 1 October 2021 till the 14 November. We hope that all the 2000...

Meet the winners of the NRC Readathon!

Meet the winners of the NRC Readathon!

We are delighted to announce the winners of the NRC Readathon! From 15 September to 30 October 2021, FunDza ran a fun Readathon in partnership with the National Education Collaboration Trust’s National Reading Coalition. Find out more about the project here. The NRC...

Welcoming the incoming director

Welcoming the incoming director

The board and staff of the FunDza Literacy Trust are delighted to welcome Lea-Anne Moses to the team as the incoming director. Lea-Anne officially joins FunDza on 1 December 2021. Lea-Anne brings a wealth of experience in the nonprofit and corporate CSI space to the...

Calling all Grade 7-9 bookworms!

Calling all Grade 7-9 bookworms!

FunDza has been proud to be part of the NECT’s National Reading Coalition nearly since its inception. And, with lockdown, we were able to offer them online resources and support to teachers, learners and reading champions they work with. Our latest collaboration has...

Piloting a course for tertiary success

Piloting a course for tertiary success

Two years ago, the Western Cape branch of the Literacy Association of SA ran a very successful workshop with CPUT education students on writing academic essays. Then, with lockdown and the added stresses that this put on the students, CPUT lecturers asked if there was...

Partnering with JnJ’s DREAMS Thina Abantu Abasha project

Partnering with JnJ’s DREAMS Thina Abantu Abasha project

At FunDza, we are always keen to work with partners who share our values and, like us, believe in the power of stories. Last year we developed four stories for the Dreams Thina Abantu Abasha programme which is a youth-led pilot programme, funded by Johnson & Johnson,...

Meet the 2021 Fantastic FunDza Fanz winners!

Meet the 2021 Fantastic FunDza Fanz winners!

The Fantastic FunDza Fanz Giveaway Competition ran again for the month of September and enabled FunDza to celebrate its fantastic BIG FunDza readers! Each day we collected the details of the top 50 logged-in readers. There were then four rounds of random draws and ten...

FunDza partners with President’s Virtual Reading Club

FunDza partners with President’s Virtual Reading Club

We are very excited to announce that for the President’s next Virtual Reading Club the book being discussed is to be found on FunDza’s site. The Virtual Reading Club is run by the National Education Collaboration Trust's National Reading Coalition, of which FunDza is...

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