Funanani is a charitable trust that was founded by Rina Norden in 1998 and functions under the auspices of Lewende Woord church in Pretoria.


What We Do

Contributing towards empowering impoverished communities to self-sufficiency … read more


How We Do It

Running programmes that focus on orphaned and vulnerable children and their families in impoverished communities … read more


Friends of Funanani

Without friends Funanani will not be able to make a difference. Thank you for all your support… read more

Recent News

Our trip to the Planetarium! God's creation is amazing! ... See MoreSee Less

GR 3 & 4 OUTING TO THE JHB PLANETARIUM What a fantastic experience! From the bus ride to the ice-cream treats to the actual show. Learning all about our solar system and the all the planets and stars and galaxies out there in the dark...the trip was both educational and memorable!

Monday October 16th, 2017  ·  

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Heritage Day fun at Funanani Christian School ... See MoreSee Less

Staff and learners having fun on Heritage Day!!!

Thursday September 28th, 2017  ·  

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This is another mother who tells her story that was also used for the wordless books!!! We are so proud of Funanani's mothers who collaborated with Collaborate Community Projects in this project! ... See MoreSee Less

INSPIRATION: The Wordless Book Project - A day in the park by Athalia Ndobe Download the eBook for free at The Dithakga tša Gobala project (2017), proudly sponsored by Vodacom, The Vodacom Blue Bulls, Puma, AFGRI and The Funanani Trust. #bullsfamily

Wednesday September 20th, 2017  ·  

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What a beautiful video, sharing about the project our Funanani mothers and learners could participate in. Thank you Blue Bulls and Vodacom for supporting this project and for your sponsorship! ... See MoreSee Less

BBCO assists with community authored books: The Dithakga tša Gobala project (2017), proudly sponsored by Vodacom, The Vodacom Blue Bulls, Puma, AFGRI and The Funanani Trust, today launched six wordless picture books which have been made available to the public, free of charge. Full article here:

Wednesday August 30th, 2017  ·  

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What a memorable day! Thank you Adrie, and the whole team who made this day possible. Never thought books and rugby had something to do with each other, but today books and rugby players were brought together with this wonderful initiative. Well done to a great team and a big thank you!! ... See MoreSee Less

The ECD class and parents from Funanani spent the afternoon at Loftus, to celebrate the launch of six community authored picturebooks created by the Dithakga tša Gobala project. The books, authored by six of The Funanani Trust's parents and children, are available for download at By sourcing stories from local communities, the project hopes to give parents and children a sense of ownership of the stories and books. The books are wordless, and readers can use the pictures to create a story in a language of their choice. Keep an eye on the page for updates, more photos of the event, a feature on each book and videos! Thank you the Blue Bulls for making today's event possible, and to our other sponsors, Vodacom, Puma, AFRGI and United Litho. #readingchamps #BullsFamily #Funanani #picturebooks Photos coutesy of The Vodacom Bulls, photographed by Johan Reyners

Wednesday August 30th, 2017  ·  

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