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YEBO SELF-DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES DURING LOCK DOWN….

By Robyn Shulver | April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

What a journey we’ve had since lockdown!  Motivating Yeboneers and continuing with their self-development have been non-negotiables. The Yebo office has been amazing in supporting the Youth and all Implementing Partners/Mentors transition through the unknown. We were able to stay in contact with all 24 yeboneers and they have been doing the following: – Submitting […]

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BUSY TERM 1 FOR YEBONEERS!

By Robyn Shulver | March 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Yeboneers started their first term at schools on the 17th of February.  The Schools were very supportive with the mentors facilitating an induction week at each of the 4 schools.  They met educators, were given a tour of the schools and received more training with regards to conducting literacy and numeracy assessments with Grade 3 […]

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FIRST BOOT CAMP FOR 2020 YEBONEERS!

By Robyn Shulver | February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Yeboneers from the Dunoon Cluster attended their first boot camp in Kuilsriver from 9–15 February. They formed part of a larger group of 130 young people who joined the training week. The response to the Year Beyond Programme (Yebo) was so successful this year that three boot camps were held to accommodate everyone! Trainers from […]

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HELP2READ TRAINING FOR READING VOLUNTEERS

By Robyn Shulver | February 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our reading volunteers on the English Literacy Programme received a full morning’s training from Anrika de Jager of Help2Read, a literacy organisation dedicated to helping children from disadvantaged communities learn to read. A fun icebreaker set the tone for a vibrant morning filled with insightful activities, which put us into the shoes of children learning […]

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MOTHERS THAT CARE CHALLENGE THE USE OF PLASTIC BAGS!

By Robyn Shulver | February 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mothers That Care, a group of local moms, have been making sandwiches for Grade R learners at Sophakama Primary School for the last 4 years. A number of these groups operate in different areas, providing sandwiches to numerous schools, educares and youth centres across the Table View, Parklands, Sunningdale, Atlantis and Dunoon areas. As part […]

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READING VOLUNTEERS START 2020 SESSIONS

By Robyn Shulver | February 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s wonderful to be back reading with our English Literacy Programme learners! Our volunteers were as excited as our learners to be back at ‘work’. Our ranks have been bolstered by the addition of six new volunteers so far this year and we now have 30 Grade 3 learners currently on the programme. These learners […]

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SWISS DONORS MAKE SOPHAKAMA SMILE!

By Robyn Shulver | February 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

We had an exciting start to 2020 with the news of a visit and a generous donation from BusinessCom, one of Rogz’s customers from Switzerland. They are dedicated supporters of Rogz Academy and also brought along some new faces from Qualipet in Switzerland. It’s always fun for the learners at Sophakama Primary School to welcome […]

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YEBONEERS RECRUITED FOR 2020 YEBO PROGRAMME

By Robyn Shulver | January 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Year Beyond Programme 2020 started this year with a week’s training for Programme Mentors. Callie Lewis and Louise Retief represented Rogz Academy Books and Beyond as Programme Mentors and Implementing Agents for the Dunoon Cluster: Sophakama Primary School and our THREE new schools, Dunoon Primary, Silverleaf Primary and Marconi Beam Primary. The training was […]

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SIMBULELE CONTINUES TO SUCCEED!

By Robyn Shulver | January 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

More awesome news is that our scholarship learner, Simbulele, has successfully passed her Grade 12 final exams! She has been accepted at Boston College to study a Bachelor of Financial Accounting, the fulfilment of one of her dreams. We are very proud of what Simbi has achieved so far and wish her every success in […]

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

By Robyn Shulver | December 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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