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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Happy Holiday time for Sophakama Learners!

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

Sophakama Primary School YEBO volunteers held a week’s holiday club for their YEBO learners in July. Monday was Art Day. Learners engaged in painting activities; cutting, glueing and sticking; printing; collages; drawing and clay making. Tuesday was Sports Day. Learners participated in soccer, netball, skipping, weight training, zumba and an obstacle course. Wednesday was a day […]

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Tabletalk Features Sophakama’s shining stars!

By Yolande De Klerk | June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The recent graduates of our second English Literacy Programme Certificate Ceremony were celebrated in the 14 June 2017 edition of the Tabletalk community newspaper. Supporting them, in true festive fashion, was the school choir, who sang for their fellow learners with passion and enthusiasm. Summer Jacobs, from Tabletalk, attended the event and took the opportunity […]

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Self and Team Development SMT feedback sessions completed!

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

The Self and Team Development programme continues to gain momentum. Bryan Opert, the Quantum Growth consultant, completed his last 2 feedback sessions with the School Management Team (SMT) members on 13 June 2017. The 1 hour individual sessions were based on questionnaires completed by each team member (8 SMT members in total).  Bryan used the […]

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First YEBO Social Innovation Challenge presentation done and dusted

By Yolande De Klerk | June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Friday 9 June, our Sophakama YEBO volunteers partnered with the YEBO volunteers from Oval North High School in Mitchells Plain, to present the first of their three innovation challenges for the year. The event was held at Buchanan Square in Woodstock. Ten YEBO teams presented for 8 minutes each and competed on the theme: […]

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Certificate Ceremony 2017 for English literacy programme

By Yolande De Klerk | June 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

The SECOND Certificate Ceremony for the English Literacy Programme took place at Sophakama Primary School on Thursday, 8 June 2017. We cannot believe how this programme has grown! From its humble beginnings of 9 volunteers sitting on children’s plastic chairs, in an outside area of the school building, reading a few books to 18 learners, […]

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