Tag Archives: YEBO

LAST BOOTCAMP FOR 2019! 16–20 SEPTEMBER 2019

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The Year Beyond Programme tutors were offered some excellent job-hunting skills during their last bootcamp week for 2019. Tips were given on interviewing skills and tutors had the opportunity to do mock interviews with outside parties, receiving feedback from a panel of judges. Everyone really dressed up for this occasion and all of them looked […]

2019 YEBO SOCIAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE! 13 SEPTEMBER 2019

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An annual highlight of the Year Beyond Programme is the Social Innovation Challenge. This year, tutors were grouped in teams outside of their school groups and the topic was: “How to make Maths FUNctional”. The purpose of the Social Innovation Challenge is to provide an opportunity for tutors to showcase what they have learnt on […]

YEBO TUTORS EXCEL AT PRESENTATION SKILLS!

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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 […]