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Yebo Volunteers celebrate a year of hard work!

By Yolande De Klerk | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our Year Beyond Programme’s volunteers were recently treated to an end-of-year outing to show our appreciation for all the hard work they have done with the Sophakama learners this year. We went to a movie and laughed our heads off, followed by lunch at Moyo’s at Eden on the Bay. A fantastic time was had […]

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Final Social Innovation challenge for YeBo Volunteers!

By Yolande De Klerk | November 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Sandwiches continue to Bridge communities

By Yolande De Klerk | November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mothers That Care, an NPO based in Blouberg, has been providing sandwiches to Sophakama Primary School’s Grade R learners for more than 2 years. Moms from the community gather each Thursday morning to make over 100 sandwiches.  They recently gave the children a special end-of-year treat by adding a packet of chips and fizzers to […]

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Reading and rhymes ends our year!

By Yolande De Klerk | November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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READING WITH ROZA!

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

The English Literacy Programme attracts volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. Roza is an international student visiting from the Netherlands. A Business Administration student, doing her internship at Rogz, she heard about Rogz Academy Books and Beyond’s project at Sophakama Primary School in Dunoon. Feeling inspired to make a contribution to the extended Rogz community […]

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Elkanah House and Sophakama: Bridging communities!

By Yolande De Klerk | October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Friendships were forged during the recent visit of Sophakama Grade 2s to Elkanah House (Blouberg)! The children got along so well that one of them asked for the chance to write to the friend they had made. And this week, our PENPAL PROJECT was born! Besides this being an opportunity to build relationships between the […]

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Sophakama shares its values!

By Yolande De Klerk | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

We thought we’d share the awesome new murals seen on the walls of the school … Well done to everyone’s effort that has gone into this project.

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Simbulele’s Sweet 16 Birthday Celebration.

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

We surely pulled off an awesome 16th Birthday surprise for Simbulele! Without Simbi knowing that we have planned something special for her it was clear that she was surprised to see us all singing for her on her birthday and showering her with loads of love, balloons and gifts. Simbi we would like to wish […]

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Simbulele elected for Prefect…

By Yolande De Klerk | September 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

This is what we were told a few weeks earlier when Simbulele came to visit. As a RCL leader since 2017 she had gone and applied to become a Prefect. It was no surprise to us that she was elected as a Prefect. Her leadership skills and character make her the perfect candidate. We were all […]

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Sophakama Sports day

By Yolande De Klerk | September 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The teachers had a fun filled day! We were also invited to a Netball Challenge for the next sport day. This means that we need to gather a team and start practicing! Watch the space for the next update!    

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