Our English Literacy Programme ended off for the year this week with a fun session. We did some individual paired and shared reading and then learners and volunteers learnt some new rhymes. The rhymes are based on traditional children’s rhymes that have been given an African twist. Watch the video to see how much we […]
Sophakama Primary School held its third Year Beyond Programme graduation ceremony last week. Volunteers Thando, Lucy, Mila, Sindi, Zintle and Uyanda have been working with our Grade 1–4 learners in the afternoons, Mondays to Fridays, helping to improve Maths and Literacy marks. Both volunteers and learners have had a fantastic year of growth and learning! […]
The English Literacy Programme attracts volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. Roza is an international student visiting from the Netherlands. A Business Administration student, doing her internship at Rogz, she heard about Rogz Academy Books and Beyond’s project at Sophakama Primary School in Dunoon. Feeling inspired to make a contribution to the extended Rogz community […]
Are you keen to make a difference in a child’s life? Are you available on a Tuesday and/or a Thursday? Join us for our regular reading sessions with Grade 2 learners on the English Literacy Programme! Contact Tracy Farquhar on firstname.lastname@example.org for volunteering.
Reading sessions began today for our fourth year of the English Literacy Programme. A new group of Grade 2 learners were assessed last week and 30 have been selected. To set everyone at ease, we began the session with a fun rhyme and then volunteers and learners were paired off. Each volunteer works with two […]
Our enthusiastic volunteers have begun their FOURTH year of reading sessions with Sophakama Primary School Grade 2 learners. The English Literacy Programme began with initial assessments this week and 30 learners will be selected for the twice-weekly reading sessions, starting next week. Their programme will run for a year. It’s awesome seeing how these young […]
Keep on reading! Keep on learning! This was the celebratory message given to our third group of learners, who completed their year on the English Literacy Programme today. At an emotional Certificate Ceremony, learners were handed their certificates and a book gift from their volunteer. Parents, principal and teachers, representatives from the WCED and volunteers […]
The current group of 30 Grade 3 learners started their final term on the English reading programme today. In June, they will have completed a year on the programme, focusing on reading, writing and understanding English, with a little bit of fun and games in between They will be the third group of learners to […]
Volunteer today to make a difference!
Hugs, smiles and high fives welcomed us at Sophakama Primary School today when we started our reading sessions for 2018. These Grade 3 learners have been participating on the English Literacy Programme since July 2017 and have another 6 months to go. They spend a year working with their volunteer twice a week, practising their English […]