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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Our Books and Beyond literacy programme volunteers jumped at the opportunity to learn Xhosa. Inspired by their twice-weekly visits to Sophakama Primary School; where they teach English literacy to Grade 2’s and 3’s. They decided that it was important to understand Xhosa. Enabling them to acquire some basic vocabulary that could facilitate the reading sessions with their learners. […]
The Volunteers from books and Beyond literacy programme turned their final third term reading session into a fun session. Their own kids of varying ages joined the grade 2 learners for the session as well. All had lots of fun and enjoyment whilst reading stories and playing games.