Organisation: FunDza Literacy Trust

In April, some of our South African grantees were lucky enough to have a visit from our Founder Fran Perrin and Chair of the board and one of our trustees, William Perrin. It was the perfect opportunity for OpenUp to present their Democracy in Action/Accountability Stack framework. The framework seeks to explore how we can […]

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I’ve previously written about our South African grantee, FunDza, who have done some amazing work in recent years to get young South Africans reading (and writing). Using mobiles to provide access to engaging, local content from South African writers, FunDza are helping to popularise reading for pleasure. It’s for those reasons that we are delighted to be […]

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The internet is awash with people offering advice and tips on how to do all manner of things. To prove this point, I have conducted a rigorous test under controlled conditions. Typing ‘how to + [letter of your choice]’ brought up some interesting results, but proves the point that you can use the internet to […]

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The list of things you can now do over a web or mobile platform is vast and continues to grow. For many, the days when a phone was for – you know – phoning people are a bygone age, a quaint and fading memory that our grandchildren will scarce believe. If you want to contact […]

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As movements like Equal Education point out, the education received by young people in post-Apartheid South Africa remainsvastly unequal, despite high government spending. Low levels of literacy lie at the heart of the porblme. This is exacerbated by lack of access to books and reading content. A mere 8% of public schools have a functional […]

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FunDza Literacy Trust believes that developing a culture of reading for pleasure is vital in order to promote lifelong literacy. We do this by providing exciting local content that our users want to read and by disseminating this content through popular social media channels that are available to young people via their cellphones. Cellphone usage […]

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