Tag Archives: English literacy



We need volunteers for our English Literacy Programme at Sophakama Primary School in Dunoon. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12h15–14h00, every week during the school term. Good proficiency in English and regular attendance is necessary. Training and resources provided. Contact Tracy Farquhar (farquhar@telkomsa.net) or visit https://www.rogz.com/rogz-academy-books-and-beyond/  

Super-Special Certificate Ceremony


WOW! What a Super-Special Certificate Ceremony was held this year! English Literacy Programme learners, past and present, gathered together last week for our fourth annual celebration of this programme at Sophakama Primary School. After we were all welcomed by the school’s and ROGZ’s choirs, the 28 Grade 3 learners on the programme this year were […]

Learners click their way towards English Literacy


Click, Click, Click! That’s the sound of learners in Sophakama Primary School’s computer lab mornings and afternoons. This is when our loyal partner, the Click Foundation, offers its online English Literacy Programme to young learners. They are given the opportunity to work at their own pace through fun and enjoyable language activities, using technology. This […]

Sophakama Library receives a 450 book donation from StellarBots, Parklands College


Yesterday was another fantastic day for the ROGZ Academy Books & Beyond team and Sophakama Primary School. The amazing StellarBots team from Parklands College, represented by Brooke Elliott, came to visit us at Rogz HQ to the drop 450 books they had collected. Brooke wanted to make a difference and saw the need for books […]

Shine Literacy troubleshoots for YEBO


Shine Literacy recently facilitated a troubleshooting session with the Year Beyond Programme (YEBO) volunteers. The Shine English Literacy Programme is used in conjunction with the Year Beyond Programme at Sophakama Primary School and other primary schools. ‘Feel good’ stories were shared and challenges related to helping learners on the Literacy Programme were discussed. Useful tips […]

Back to reading for our final term with this group of learners!


It’s hard to believe that our final term with this group of Grade 3 learners has arrived! The year with them has absolutely flown by. It’s been wonderful to watch them grow and hear their English improve and we look forward to our final few weeks with them. Interested volunteers can contact Tracy on farquhar@telkomsa.net