Established in 1987, Fundza is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that provides reading materials aimed at improving the quality of education in Swaziland's schools. The word Fundza is a SiSwati word meaning "to learn" or "to read" depending on the context. Fundza's mission is to raise the literacy rate and promote life-long learning among Swazi children. Our vision is to build a reading nation. We aim at increasing literacy rates by making information and library services available to primary and high schools. Fundza trains teachers in library management and in methods to improve literacy. In addition, we provide and promote HIV/AIDS materials, run annual school debate competitions and train other NGOs on how to manage their Information Resource Centers. We have a small, passionate board of directors that sets Fundza's direction. Our board members have developed their conviction in the power of reading to change lives through personal experience. Our daily operations are led by Ms. Nonkululeko Mdluli, a dynamic and professional librarian with many years experience in library development. Our office is headquartered in the Ministry of Education and Training in Mbabane, Swaziland's capitol city. During our 23 year history, we have helped develop over 200 school libraries throughout Swaziland.