Take ‘Funda’ the isiXhosa word for ‘to read’ or ‘to learn’.
Add a ‘Z’ for our beautiful country: Za
And you get – FUN, READING and SOUTH AFRICA – FUNDZA!
That’s what FunDza is all about: getting teens and young adult South Africans reading for pleasure – and loving it!
When you read for pleasure…
- You expand your world: “The ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.” (Autobiography of Malcolm X, 1964)
- You develop empathy: “A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.” (Lyndon Baines Johnson)
- You develop creativity and critical thinking: “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” (Frederick Douglass)
- You boost literacy which opens the door to lifelong learning: “A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” (Abraham Lincoln)
And, you get inspired to write your own stories or poetry!
FunDza believes that all South Africans should have the opportunity to fall in love with reading with all its benefits. To read for pleasure, and to make it something you want to do every day, you need to LOVE what you’re reading, and you need to be able to access great content, easily.
But it’s not only about reading, its about writing too. So FunDza also provides readers with a space to get published on the fundza.mobi network. All the writing submitted this way is marked as ‘Fanz’ work.
So, become part of the programme, join the FunDza Fanz network and read (and write) with FunDza today!
To find out more, visit our corporate site: www.fundza.co.za