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Fantastic News from Award-Winning Partners for Possibility Programme!

By Yolande De Klerk | July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

After 8 years of hard work and perseverance, we have received the news that Partners for Possibility is a WISE* Awards winner! * Wise: World Innovation Summit for Education. Founder, Dr Louise van Rhyn has been describing it as the ‘Oscars’ for Education! Read for more information about this significant achievement. You may also enjoy reading the article on […]

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Happy Holiday Week!

By Yolande De Klerk | July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sophakama Primary School’s Year Beyond volunteers held a week’s holiday club for their learners at the end of June. Monday was a day for art. Learners were engaged in painting activities, cutting, gluing and sticking, printing, collages, drawing and clay making. Tuesday was a day for sports – soccer, netball, skipping, weights, zumba and an […]

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The Year Beyond 2018 Challenge: Creating a Culture of Reading

By Yolande De Klerk | June 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The first Social Innovation Challenge for our 2018 Year Beyond Programme (YEBO) volunteers kicked off last month. This is an annual project that challenges our young people to come up with innovative solutions to a question relevant to education issues in South Africa. This year, the topic is: “How do we create a culture of […]

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ROGZ Australian Visitors

By Yolande De Klerk | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

We were fortunate to have a repeat visit from Shane Young & Suzie from PETstock in Australia following their visit to Sophakama in 2017. Shane and Suzie were back in SA to earn their back to back medals by completing the Comrades “down” run this year after successfully completing the same 90km “up” run last […]

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PfP wins ‘Making a Mark’ Competition!

By Yolande De Klerk | June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Partners for Possibility (PfP), the flagship programme of Symphonia for South Africa (SSA), has earned further global recognition for innovation and social impact – this time as winner of the Social Enterprise Mark’s annual ‘Making a Mark’ competition. The announcement was made on 6 June at the UK-based Social Enterprise Mark’s 2018 Conference in York, […]

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A HEARTWARMING CELEBRATION OF READING!

By Yolande De Klerk | June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Keep on reading! Keep on learning! This was the celebratory message given to our third group of learners, who completed their year on the English Literacy Programme today. At an emotional Certificate Ceremony, learners were handed their certificates and a book gift from their volunteer. Parents, principal and teachers, representatives from the WCED and volunteers […]

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Teacher Team workshops begin!

By Yolande De Klerk | May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our next workshop for the Teacher Self and Team Development Programme was held this week at the Rogz offices in Montague Gardens. The Grade R and Grade 1 teachers, including the Head of Department for the Foundation Phase, attended. The session was facilitated by our partner, Bryan Opert from Quantum Growth. This continues the process of […]

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WE CELEBRATE WORLD BOOK DAY!

By Yolande De Klerk | April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanks to a generous book donation by our partner, Shine Literacy, each child in the Foundation Phase (Grade R to Grade 3) received a book. They were all delighted to have a book of their own to take home!

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Happy Birthday YEBO Volunteer, Lusanda!

By Yolande De Klerk | April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Happy birthday to Lusanda! Lucy turned 19 last week. We celebrated with chocolate cake, candles, balloons and gifts. Lusanda is loving her time teaching the learners at Sophakama Primary School. Her favourite task is English reading with her Grade 3 learners. We wish her a wonderful year of growth and learning on the 2018 Year […]

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English Literacy Programme

By Yolande De Klerk | April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The current group of 30 Grade 3 learners started their final term on the English reading programme today. In June, they will have completed a year on the programme, focusing on reading, writing and understanding English, with a little bit of fun and games in between They will be the third group of learners to […]

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