Tag Archives: YEBO

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 […]

First steps for Yebo Volunteers at Sophakama

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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 […]

READING 2019!

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We were reminded today what a privilege it is to be part of Sophakama Primary School’s English Literacy Programme! The children are enthusiastic and excited to be back and it’s been great for the volunteers to see them all again. While we have said goodbye to some cherished volunteers, we also start the reading year […]

Final Social Innovation challenge for YeBo Volunteers!

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Sophakama Primary School’s volunteers on the Year Beyond Programme took part in their final Social Innovation Challenge. The theme this year was: “How to create a culture of reading?” Volunteers had designed games and activities throughout the year and they had to present how they would implement these and at what cost. I’m thrilled to […]

YeBo learners graduate!

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Sophakama Primary School held its third Year Beyond Programme graduation ceremony last week. Volunteers Thando, Lucy, Mila, Sindi, Zintle and Uyanda have been working with our Grade 1–4 learners in the afternoons, Mondays to Fridays, helping to improve Maths and Literacy marks. Both volunteers and learners have had a fantastic year of growth and learning! […]

The Year Beyond 2018 Challenge: Creating a Culture of Reading

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The first Social Innovation Challenge for our 2018 Year Beyond Programme (YEBO) volunteers kicked off last month. This is an annual project that challenges our young people to come up with innovative solutions to a question relevant to education issues in South Africa. This year, the topic is: “How do we create a culture of […]