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Farewell and good luck to our awesome 2017 YEBO Volunteers!

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Sophakama Primary School YEBO volunteers ended their year by being treated to a 3D movie, Geo Storm, complete with popcorn and cooldrinks. Then they were off to a delicious meal at Moyo Blouberg at Eden on the Bay. A fantastic time was had by all! We will miss them, but we will keep in touch […]

Graduation Ceremony for 2017 Year Beyond Programme filled with smiles and tears!

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The 2017 Year Beyond Programme Graduation Ceremony at Sophakama Primary School was a wonderful occasion. Shared with 99 learners, parents, teachers and our 6 superb volunteers, the ceremony on Thursday, 9 November, was a bittersweet event. Prayers and songs of thanks and joy were heard. Our learners read out loud and proud from their Shine […]

Volunteers on English Literacy Programme celebrate the end of a successful year!

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Our volunteers on the English Literacy Programme ended their year with a lovely afternoon of bubbles and snacks. Volunteers used the time to chat and just hang out with this awesome group of people; the longer-standing volunteers who have become friends over time and the newer volunteers who had the chance to get to know […]

Calling all 18–25 year olds – Make a difference and become a YEBO volunteer!

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Meet Raissa from Parklands, Table View, currently a 2017 Year Beyond (YEBO) volunteer at Sophakama Primary School in Dunoon. Before joining the Year Beyond Programme, she did not know what she was going to do after school. She says that when she joined the programme, her state of mind was very low. Gradually, however, she […]

2017 Awards Ceremony at Bloubergrant High School

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Bloubergrant invited Simbulele Mgengo a Grade 10 Student of their faculty to their annual Awards ceremony. Bloubergrant High School’s slogan is “To lead with Integrity” and that was exactly what Simbulele did. She received the first award for her participation in the Representative Council of Learners (RCL). You can read more about this in the […]

A Festive session ends off our 2017 English Literacy Programme

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Our English Literacy Programme ended on a festive note for our Grade 2 learners today. They were spoilt with cupcakes and each learner received a book from their respective volunteers, as an end-of-year gift. Seeing them end their year with smiles was a joy to see. It’s hard to believe that their first 6 months […]

SOPHAKAMA SCHOOL MANAGEMENT TEAM BEGIN THEIR JOURNEY TOWARDS TEAM EXCELLENCE!

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The SMT members have made progress in their drive to become a team of excellence! They have all enjoyed individual discussions with Bryan Opert from Quantum Growth, who is our partner on the Teacher Self and Team Development Programme. They have had workshops focusing on their individual impact on their team and on team behaviour. […]

Yebo Volunteers: Learner’s Licences_ Tick Driver’s Licenses – Assistance needed Please!

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Congratulations to our 3 Year Beyond volunteers who applied for, and successfully passed, their Learner’s licences recently. Pozisa, Asiphe and Siliziwe, we are so proud of you! These 3 young women, who live in Dunoon, volunteer their time every afternoon for the Year Beyond Programme that runs at Sopakhama Primary School. They tutor Grade 1–4 […]

SECOND SOCIAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE FOR YEBO VOLUNTEERS

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The second presentation for the Year Beyond Programme’s Social Innovation Challenge was held on 8 September. Our Sopakhama volunteers were very nervous and excited to present their ideas. The theme “How to maximize teaching in under- resourced schools” was taken a step further, with groups from different schools coming up with their creative ideas on […]

YES TO THE YEBO PROGRAMME!

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Our Year Beyond Programme is in full swing at Sophakama Primary School this third term. It is a very popular programme and we are pleased to announce that Sophakama has the highest attendance of learners across all the schools on this programme. Well done Sophakama, on your 90% attendance record! One hundred Grade 1–4 learners […]