New Beginnings: FunDza Trust promotes a culture of reading amongst youngsters

The FunDza Literacy Trust is a registered NPO which promotes reading for pleasure, specifically to teens and young adults in South Africa.

CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson spoke to FunDza's Zimkhita Mlanzeli and Ndibulele Sotondoshe about the trust and how it was formed.

According to Zimkhita, the trust was initiated after a teacher realised that children did not have the correct reading material for the level they were at.

Their main programme is book distribution. They print books out, in collaboration with Cover2Cover books, and distribute them to different organisations and schools throughout the country.

They also have a platforms where users can go online to read the books. It is a library on your phone, she says.

We are trying to reach everyone who didn't have access to books because books are expensive

Zimkhita Mlanzeli of FunDza

Books range from stories parents can read to their children to those any adult could read and relate to.

They also have blogs which feature inspiring stories of South Africans who are doing great things in the country and a blog highlighting and discussing trending stories.

We talk about social things that are affecting us in that blog

NdiBulele Sotondoshe

Listen to the full conversation below:

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