Happy Birthday Siliziwe and Raissa

By Yolande De Klerk | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two of our dedicated volunteers turned 20 years old recently. We celebrated with a small party in the staff room. Cake, eats and gifts.They have matured into beautiful young ladies with a strong motivation to achieve more. Thanks to the YEBO program they have learnt about themselves as individuals, how to work well in a […]

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Brainboosters is a winning programme!

By Yolande De Klerk | September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 12-week pilot for the Brainbooster programme has been completed in awesome fashion! The teachers who were part of the pilot each selected a lesson from the programme to present on the 6th of September. Louise and Amy, members of our project team, attended the sessions. They were very impressed with the teaching styles of […]

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Reading brings children together!

By Yolande De Klerk | September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

A group of 48 Grade 2 learners from Sophakama Primary School recently had a visit to the Grade 2 learners at Elkanah House Blouberg campus. The feedback from the Elkanah teachers and learners about the visit has been very heart-warming. Everyone loved the day and there was lots of playing and sharing. The Grade 2 […]

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Sophakama Grade 2 learners are online with Literacy!

By Yolande De Klerk | September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Sophakama Primary School computer laboratory has been upgraded. We now have 40 working computers with headphones. This has enabled us to offer Click “reading eggs” to all the Grade R, Grade 1 and Grade 2 classes. The learners love the programme! They come to the computer laboratory twice a week for half-an-hour sessions. Click […]

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Workshop no 3 for self and team development programme! We are making progress!

By Yolande De Klerk | August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our third workshop for the Self and Team Development Programme was held on 18 August at the Rogz offices in Montague Gardens, with the whole School Management Team (SMT). The team participated in an honest and enthusiastic manner and the session was characterised by open discussions and input by all team members.  All the SMT members […]

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Our wonderful volunteers!

By Yolande De Klerk | August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

A lot of our work at Sophakama is based on the goodwill of volunteers and donations. For example, without the commitment and involvement of volunteers on our English Literacy Programme, we would be unable to sustain the twice-weekly English sessions we have with the learners. And what an absolute inspiration our group of volunteers on […]

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A Generous contribution towards supporting Simbulele with her Computer studies!

By Yolande De Klerk | August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

We have been fortunate to have received a Laptop donation that has been handed over to Simbulele to help her with her computer studies. She was surprised and also very proud to switch on the laptop for the first time. The first thing that she wanted to “google” was the Blog post updates about her […]

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English Literacy programme’s third year begins!

By Yolande De Klerk | August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s very inspiring when we start a new year of the English Literacy Programme! We have just begun our THIRD year of the programme. Learners are enthusiastic, eager to learn and to show off what they can do and it’s wonderful for volunteers to get to know more learners in the school and to continue […]

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The results are in! English literacy programme soars!

By Yolande De Klerk | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Measurement of the performance of our various programmes at Sophakama Primary School is one of our project team’s strategic intentions. As our programmes continue to grow and progress from one year to the next, we are able to start evaluating the impact that they have on learner performance and over time, on the school as […]

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Another Birthday celebration for YEBO Volunteer!

By Yolande De Klerk | July 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

One of the YEBO volunteers, Pozisa, celebrated her 19th birthday recently. Here is her story in her own words: I’m Pozisa Pasiwe. I was born in the Eastern Cape and lived with my grandmother while my mother was busy hustling for a job. I studied my lower grade at Mgwalana Primary School from Grade 1–3. […]

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