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YEBO PROGRAMME EXTENDS TO THREE MORE DUNOON SCHOOLS! 2020 PLANS KICKED OFF WITH PLANNING WORKSHOP!

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Our successful YEBO programme, a partnership between us (Rogz Academy Books and Beyond) and the Western Cape Government, has a dual purpose. Young people (18–25 years old) are given mentoring and training to develop their personal, professional and work readiness skills over the course of the year AND they volunteer their time to offer 100–160 […]

READING VOLUNTEERS GET TOGETHER, 14 NOVEMBER 2019

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After a successful year of reading with our fifth group of learners on the English Literacy Programme, our wonderful group of volunteers recently enjoyed each other’s company and had an opportunity to chat. It’s always a pleasure to host these awesome people who offer their time generously every week to promote reading and comprehension skills […]

2019 YEBO TUTORS SAY FAREWELL, 15 NOVEMBER 2019

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The Tutor Farewell function for the 2019 Year Beyond Programme tutors was held at the FNB Building in Cape Town. The spectacular views were enjoyed by about 150 tutors from schools in the Western Cape. This event is the pinnacle of their journey on the programme. During the morning, teams were asked to present their […]

CERTIFICATE CEREMONY CELEBRATIONS FOR YEBO LEARNERS 12 NOVEMBER 2019

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Our Year Beyond Programme (YEBO) tutors celebrated their 2019 group of learners at a year-end Certificate Ceremony at Sophakama Primary School. This was also the tutors’ last day at the school, so it was a touching occasion for everyone. YEBO learners from Grades 1–4 were invited to join the ceremony, as well as the educators […]

YEBO LEARNERS VOICE THEIR THANKS

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Watch two Sophakama Primary Year Beyond Programme learners talk about how they feel about the Year Beyond Programme and their tutors – Tameryn and Anathi. Heart warming messages of thanks for their year on the programme from Ayabulelwa (Grade 4) and Aphile Kazima (Grade 2) J Here’s the real value of the Yebo programme! It […]

STATIONERY DONATION FROM ELKANAH HOUSE GRADE 6 LEARNER 29 OCTOBER 2019

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Elkanah House Senior Primary Grade 6 learner, Conor Neeson, recently organised a stationery collection at school for Sophakama Primary. This formed part of his Elkanah House Senior Primary Leadership programme initiatives. The handover of 40 stationery packs was made to Principal, Mrs Mary Nel, and Deputy Principal, Mrs Zandile Mkosana. Conor also spent some time […]

ANNUAL GRADE 2 VISIT TO ELKANAH HOUSE!

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What an awesome morning for the annual Sophakama Primary Grade 2 visit to Elkanah House! The weather was awesome and the children enjoyed time playing outside and getting to know one another. Singing, dancing, playing and reading made up their morning together. Each group sang three songs and the Sophakama visitors taught the Elkanah learners […]

FIRST UCT COURSE PRESENTED TO EDUCATORS AT SOPHAKAMA!

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Educators were given a boost recently when about 28 of them across the Foundation and Intermediate/Senior Phases, attended their first course presented by Tholisa from UCT. This first English course – Introduction to Strategies for Teaching Reading in the Primary school – was well received. Silverleaf Primary also nominated 3 representatives to attend the training. […]