Tag Archives: YEBO

Happy Holiday time for Sophakama Learners!


Sophakama Primary School YEBO volunteers held a week’s holiday club for their YEBO learners in July. Monday was Art Day. Learners engaged in painting activities; cutting, glueing and sticking; printing; collages; drawing and clay making. Tuesday was Sports Day. Learners participated in soccer, netball, skipping, weight training, zumba and an obstacle course. Wednesday was a day […]

First YEBO Social Innovation Challenge presentation done and dusted


On Friday 9 June, our Sophakama YEBO volunteers partnered with the YEBO volunteers from Oval North High School in Mitchells Plain, to present the first of their three innovation challenges for the year. The event was held at Buchanan Square in Woodstock. Ten YEBO teams presented for 8 minutes each and competed on the theme: […]

YEBO learners paint for the Honey bee


Our Grade 4 Learners on the YEBO programme painted pictures of honey bees for a competition held by the Yamada Bee Company in Okayama, Japan. Biblionef South Africa introduced our team to this opportunity. The contest has been held since 2013, for the purpose of thinking about the “importance of natural environments”, the “importance of helping […]

Social innovation challenge 2017 launched for YeBo volunteers


The Social Innovation Challenge of the Year Beyond Programme combines the theoretical learning and the practical experience of our young YeBo volunteers. Over the course of the year, they are guided through an intense design process, and challenged to develop innovative solutions to real problems faced by schools in the Western Cape. Through this process, […]

YEBO starts at Sophakama for the second year in a row!

Photo 2 of 2 Yebo write up Feb 17’

The programme is two fold: It encourages young matriculants / university students, between the ages of 18–24 years, to offer a year of their time volunteering in disadvantaged schools in the afternoon space. These volunteers teach numeracy and literacy to a select number of Grade 1–4 learners, increasing the learners’ confidence and ability in these […]