Tag Archives: YEBO



An important part of the Year Beyond Programme for tutors is the facilitation of self-development/reflection sessions. The last coaching session for Term 3 focused on building these skills, specifically for more effective communication. The focus was on providing tutors with a basic overview of how to plan and complete an effective presentation. We worked on […]

Year Beyond Training Week 2 inspires our Yebo Tutors! 10–14 June 2019


As part of the Year Beyond Programme, our tutors attended their 2nd training week for the year. For this programme, we partner with the Western Cape Government’s Game Changers unit, which provides opportunities for young people to succeed in a 21st century society and economy. Six of these young people (tutors) then commit their afternoons […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holiday fun offered by Yebo Volunteers!


Sophakama Primary Schools six Year Beyond volunteers and their facilitator, Bonke, entertained learners during the March/April school holidays. The holiday programme forms part of the Year Beyond Programme offered to learners in Grades 1–4. Three mornings of full-on fun! Monday was Art day: Learners painted, cut, glued and pasted. Paintings, collages, drawing and clay-making were […]

First steps for Yebo Volunteers at Sophakama


Our Year Beyond volunteers started at Sophakama Primary School on 11 February, after their introductory visit on 7 February. Their first morning was spent preparing for sessions with learners that afternoon, discussing time management and possible challenges that they may have to overcome in their first few days. The focus for the first day or […]