Tag Archives: English literacy

Volunteers on English Literacy Programme celebrate the end of a successful year!


Our volunteers on the English Literacy Programme ended their year with a lovely afternoon of bubbles and snacks. Volunteers used the time to chat and just hang out with this awesome group of people; the longer-standing volunteers who have become friends over time and the newer volunteers who had the chance to get to know […]

A Festive session ends off our 2017 English Literacy Programme


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 […]

Tabletalk Features Sophakama’s shining stars!


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 […]

Certificate Ceremony 2017 for English literacy programme


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, […]

Rogz Academy Books And Beyond Tv Debut!

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Huge excitement abounded at Sophakama Primary School on Tuesday when SABC 3’s breakfast TV show, Expresso, visited the school this week. We were given the opportunity to showcase our morning English Literacy Programme and volunteers and learners were filmed during our reading session. The Expresso team filmed one of the learners, Lutha Mabongo, in her […]

Sophakama hosts Shine literacy day for Parents


Shine, one of the Books & Beyond literacy partners invited the parents of the children on our English literacy programme, Grade 1 children, and Grades 2–4 children on our Year Beyond Programme. Attendance was very encouraging from 112 confirmed responses received, between 90 and 100 parents attended! The enthusiasm and positivity from this great group […]