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Calling all 18–25 year olds – Make a difference and become a YEBO volunteer!

By Yolande De Klerk | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Meet Raissa from Parklands, Table View, currently a 2017 Year Beyond (YEBO) volunteer at Sophakama Primary School in Dunoon. Before joining the Year Beyond Programme, she did not know what she was going to do after school. She says that when she joined the programme, her state of mind was very low. Gradually, however, she […]

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2017 Awards Ceremony at Bloubergrant High School

By Yolande De Klerk | November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bloubergrant invited Simbulele Mgengo a Grade 10 Student of their faculty to their annual Awards ceremony. Bloubergrant High School’s slogan is “To lead with Integrity” and that was exactly what Simbulele did. She received the first award for her participation in the Representative Council of Learners (RCL). You can read more about this in the […]

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A Festive session ends off our 2017 English Literacy Programme

By Yolande De Klerk | November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our English Literacy Programme ended on a festive note for our Grade 2 learners today. They were spoilt with cupcakes and each learner received a book from their respective volunteers, as an end-of-year gift. Seeing them end their year with smiles was a joy to see. It’s hard to believe that their first 6 months […]

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SOPHAKAMA SCHOOL MANAGEMENT TEAM BEGIN THEIR JOURNEY TOWARDS TEAM EXCELLENCE!

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

The SMT members have made progress in their drive to become a team of excellence! They have all enjoyed individual discussions with Bryan Opert from Quantum Growth, who is our partner on the Teacher Self and Team Development Programme. They have had workshops focusing on their individual impact on their team and on team behaviour. […]

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Yebo Volunteers: Learner’s Licences_ Tick Driver’s Licenses – Assistance needed Please!

By Yolande De Klerk | October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to our 3 Year Beyond volunteers who applied for, and successfully passed, their Learner’s licences recently. Pozisa, Asiphe and Siliziwe, we are so proud of you! These 3 young women, who live in Dunoon, volunteer their time every afternoon for the Year Beyond Programme that runs at Sopakhama Primary School. They tutor Grade 1–4 […]

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SECOND SOCIAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE FOR YEBO VOLUNTEERS

By Yolande De Klerk | September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The second presentation for the Year Beyond Programme’s Social Innovation Challenge was held on 8 September. Our Sopakhama volunteers were very nervous and excited to present their ideas. The theme “How to maximize teaching in under- resourced schools” was taken a step further, with groups from different schools coming up with their creative ideas on […]

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YES TO THE YEBO PROGRAMME!

By Yolande De Klerk | September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our Year Beyond Programme is in full swing at Sophakama Primary School this third term. It is a very popular programme and we are pleased to announce that Sophakama has the highest attendance of learners across all the schools on this programme. Well done Sophakama, on your 90% attendance record! One hundred Grade 1–4 learners […]

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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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