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Final Social Innovation challenge for YeBo Volunteers!

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Sophakama Primary School’s volunteers on the Year Beyond Programme took part in their final Social Innovation Challenge. The theme this year was: “How to create a culture of reading?” Volunteers had designed games and activities throughout the year and they had to present how they would implement these and at what cost. I’m thrilled to […]

YeBo learners graduate!

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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 Year Beyond 2018 Challenge: Creating a Culture of Reading

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The first Social Innovation Challenge for our 2018 Year Beyond Programme (YEBO) volunteers kicked off last month. This is an annual project that challenges our young people to come up with innovative solutions to a question relevant to education issues in South Africa. This year, the topic is: “How do we create a culture of […]

Introducing our 2018 Year Beyond Programme Team

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Zintle graduated from Inkenkwezi High School in Dunoon in 2015. She worked at Checkers during 2016 as a packer. In 2017, she was part of an after-school art pilot project at Sophakama Primary School. Unfortunately, this project lost its funding and her role ended. Zintle’s favourite pastime is reading, so is perfectly suited to being […]

Year Beyond programme helps young people

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There were nerves, fun and lots of laughs, as the three Year Beyond Programme volunteers from Sophakama, who passed their learners licences last year, began preparing for their driver’s licences. Neil, from Road Wise Driving Academy, put the girls at ease. “There is only one rule in my car … we don’t stress,” he told […]

Farewell and good luck to our awesome 2017 YEBO Volunteers!

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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!

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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 […]