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Farewell and good luck to our awesome 2017 YEBO Volunteers!


Sophakama Primary School YEBO volunteers ended their year by being treated to a 3D movie, Geo Storm, complete with popcorn and cooldrinks. Then they were off to a delicious meal at Moyo Blouberg at Eden on the Bay. A fantastic time was had by all! We will miss them, but we will keep in touch […]

Graduation Ceremony for 2017 Year Beyond Programme filled with smiles and tears!


The 2017 Year Beyond Programme Graduation Ceremony at Sophakama Primary School was a wonderful occasion. Shared with 99 learners, parents, teachers and our 6 superb volunteers, the ceremony on Thursday, 9 November, was a bittersweet event. Prayers and songs of thanks and joy were heard. Our learners read out loud and proud from their Shine […]

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


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 […]

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


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 […]



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 […]



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 […]

Happy Holiday time for Sophakama Learners!


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 […]

First YEBO Social Innovation Challenge presentation done and dusted


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: […]