By Rogz | June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Brief introduction to ROGZ as well as the Partners for Possibility program with a quick overview of our partnership with Sophakama. Introduction to the team heading up the Literacy project and progress made to date. Discussing WCED strategic objectives to ensure that our goals are aligned with theirs as well as Opportunities for greater […]

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ROGZ Customer from Switzerland sponsors Dunoon Primary

By Rogz | June 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Juerg and the team from BusinessComm in Switzerland gave generous support to the ROGZ Academy. Due to a sizeable donations from BusinessComm we were able to arrange sponsorship for Sophakama’s neighboring school, Dunoon Primary School (DPS), to also participate in the Partners for Possibility (PfP) program. This is doubly good news for ROGZ. Not only […]

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ROGZ Customer from Israel Contributing to the new Vegetable Garden

By Rogz | June 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

Eyal Mirelman and the team from Medioni in Israel supported the ROGZ Academy. We were very fortunate for Eyal to be at Sophakama to share in the festivities of the official opening of the new school. More importantly – contributed towards the Sophakama vegetable garden coaching the Sophakama team how to utilize all available spaces […]

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Celebration of NEW Premises

By Rogz | May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

After two years in temporary, mobile classes Sophakama Primary have finally moved into their new school building … With beautiful new classrooms to great excitement of the children and teachers. Special thanx to Charlene who managed to find time in between all the preparation for the ROGZ 20th celebrations to prepare a delicious home cooked meal […]

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Valuable new reading connections for the Books and Beyond team

By Yolande De Klerk | May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Table View Library is the closest community library resource to Sophakama Primary School. They take their role in the community seriously. The Books and Beyond project team met with them to ascertain how the relationship between school and library could be extended. Their first initiative at the school was a reading competition, which will become an annual […]

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ROGZ Books & beyond Books collection

By Rogz | May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

We collected books from our communities to be used either in the classrooms or the school library. The teachers had great fun selection books for their classrooms! We are busy investigating exciting programmes to benefit Grade 1 children who have missed out on a basic education foundation. We have been working closely with Edgemead Primary School, […]

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English literacy programme pilots in new school building

By Yolande De Klerk | April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The time has finally arrived, After months of planning and preparation! Since August 2014, the Books and Beyond team have begun the pilot for their English Literacy Programme at Sophakama Primary School. Their first few reading sessions started outside in the quad at the temporary school premises. It’s with great delight that the team gets to […]

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PFP Book Launch

By Rogz | March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments


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ROGZ Books & Beyond with Nali Bali

By Rogz | March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nal’ibali is an organization that has a weekly supplement in the Sunday Times. They provide the most amazing stories in Xhosa and English in the newspaper and online. The newspaper supplement can be cut and folded to make books. We first introduced Nal’ibali to the school in March 2015 for the Nal’ibali World Read Aloud Day. […]

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ROGZ Books & Beyond Current Initiatives

By Rogz | February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

English Literacy We are working closely with Shine, an organisation which has been successful in improving English literacy levels, and which is endorsed by the WCED. We currently have a group of nine volunteers who are working with 19 Grade 2 children, twice a week for 1 hour. We read with them and play language […]

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