Phepha uFunde

Phepha uFunde

Can a website really help teachers survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, school leaders are navigating administrative and educational challenges never before experienced. Phepha uFunde – meaning “learn and be safe” in isiZulu – was established to offer solutions to these unanticipated challenges, thereby helping teachers, learners and parents to cope and thrive.

Keeping the focus on ensuring easily accessible podcasts from the Phepha uFunde radio campaign and their valuable resources, we (in partnership with Grounded Media) designed a clear, compact and easy to use site to assist and upskill school leaders in dealing with education disruptions during this challenging period.

Phepha uFunde, through


meaningful interviews on Radio 2000, demonstrated how principals, teachers, parents and learners have the resilience and resources to survive and thrive during the Covid-19 pandemic