February 2017
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Loving learning

We've started something new this year – hosting Friday afternoon (originally at lunchtime but now end of day) videos so that we can explore ideas and discuss topics related to education, technology, economics, politics and society. It's been an amazing space for us to discuss, share, learn and grow.

Here are links to some of our favourites so far. We've loved: Ken Robinson's top-rated Ted Talk on creativity in schools; Elizabeth's Gilbert's take on our elusive creative genius; Prof Alec Couros' interpretation of limitless learning; Andreas Schleicher's predictions for the needs of education in the future; and we've been so inspired by Leymah Gbowee's work to unlock the passion, intelligence and greatness of girls.

So, if you're in the Muizenberg area on a late Friday afternoon and are game for some thought-provoking talks and interesting conversations, come and pay us a visit!

We're happy to welcome two new interns: Tamica Mopp has joined us during her break from her varsity studies, and Aimee-Claire Smith has forsaken Gauteng to come and volunteer with us. Both are working hard, uploading content to's growing 'library on a cellphone', and editing the work of and giving feedback to our young Fanz writers. We're also delighted to have another part-time volunteer - Katie Delaney - a former journalist who is devoting two mornings a week to keeping FunDza's t's crossed and i's dotted. We are immensely grateful for all the support.

But, we haven't only been watching movies and discussing life - we've been out and about running workshops and training sessions, delivering books and more. Check out what's happening/happened in February and March... and click on the links below to read our latest blogs. Don't forget that you can always stay up to date with FunDza if you like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

With love from all of us
Mignon, Dorothy, Ros, Zimkhitha, Phoebe, Nandi, Ndibulele, Sonja, Shelley, Alonzo, Veronica, Aimee-Claire, Tamica, Siki, Xolisa, Rethabile and Steve
PS: FunDza is a registered public benefit organisation with Section 18A status. So if you, or your company, would like to make a tax-deductible donation to us before the end of the financial year, please let us know. You can donate via PayFast or through the Zapper code (see right) or you can make a donation into our bank account. Details are here
Serendipity intervened: Zimkhitha bumped into Ozzy, a Fanz writer, who's been 'quiet' for a while. And with good reason! Find out why!
Ike's Bookshop in Florida Road, Durban, provided the perfect setting for the final chapter in our Mentoring Our Future Writers project. Read more...
We invited some of our beneficiary 'Reading Champions' for a tea to discover how they use our books and brainstorm programme improvements. Read more...
Finding true love is wonderful to celebrate. We are so pleased that Nandi and Debrah have tied the knot. Read all about it...
February is almost gone so we're giving you a taste of March too! Check out our February calendar here and our March one over here!
Thanks to Carol Campbell and the Sunday Tribune for hosting two of FunDza's top romance stories in a double-page Valentine's feature. Read more...
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