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Boosting Brains with Brainboosters ‘Facelift’!

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The Brainboosters programme has been in action at Sophakama Primary School for just over a year now, bringing Grade 1 learners up-to-speed with basic, CAPS-aligned literacy and numeracy concepts. Our Brainboosters partner recently gave the programme a ‘facelift’. The new offering is more user-friendly, but its main aim is still to improve Maths and English […]

Final Social Innovation challenge for YeBo Volunteers!


Sophakama Primary School’s volunteers on the Year Beyond Programme took part in their final Social Innovation Challenge. The theme this year was: “How to create a culture of reading?” Volunteers had designed games and activities throughout the year and they had to present how they would implement these and at what cost. I’m thrilled to […]

Reading and rhymes ends our year!


Our English Literacy Programme ended off for the year this week with a fun session. We did some individual paired and shared reading and then learners and volunteers learnt some new rhymes. The rhymes are based on traditional children’s rhymes that have been given an African twist. Watch the video to see how much we […]

YeBo learners graduate!

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Sophakama Primary School held its third Year Beyond Programme graduation ceremony last week. Volunteers Thando, Lucy, Mila, Sindi, Zintle and Uyanda have been working with our Grade 1–4 learners in the afternoons, Mondays to Fridays, helping to improve Maths and Literacy marks. Both volunteers and learners have had a fantastic year of growth and learning! […]