You have chosen to join a wave of passionate and powerful people across the country, standing up to do your part in ensuring that all of South Africa’s children are given a better chance to succeed through the power of stories and reading.
Meet our FUNda Leaders
My name is Thandiwe Lamula and I’m a Story Sparker in Uthukela District. My story, “Yikheni Imfundo”, is very famous in my community, my home and at school.
Recognised for her exceptional role in improving literacy in Ga-Dikgale, pensioner, Masedikwe Anna Matlou, has been selected for profiling by the Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment c
Lilly Mahwibila plays an exceptional role in the team of adults taking care of the 150 children who attend the Phologo Drop-In Centre’s after -school programme.
Championing the literacy rights of Limpopo children, Rinae Sikhwari grew up in Tshikwarani village, in Limpopo Province.
When children grow up in households where there is an abundance of books and storytelling, it is most likely that they will learn to appreciate books and make reading a lifelong activity.
Despite raising her family against a backdrop of poverty, Gadija’s mother made sure her children always had access to books.
Our next FUNda Leader is a young man named Gareth Ciki, from the Eastern Cape. He wrote to us with his astounding story of hope and determination:
Our next FUNda Leader is an amazing woman named Yoliswa, from the Free State.
Pelisa Matshanga is our next inspiring FUNda Leader. She comes from the Eastern Cape but now lives in the Mfuleni township, near Cape Town.
One of our most inspiring FUNda Leaders this month is Frans Makgalo. Frans is originally from Limpopo, raised in a village in Botlokwa called Ga-Ramatjowe.
Our FUNda Leaders are from far and wide across South Africa. Our next powerful FUNda Leader is from rural KwaZulu-Natal, in the Empangeni, Ntambanani area.