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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 […]

Final 2016 social innovation challenge for Year Beyond volunteers


After more than a few hours of practising, our six Year Beyond young volunteers felt ready to present their ideas for solutions to the education crisis in South Africa. Three of the volunteers from Sophakama Primary School and three from Inkwenkwezi High School in Dunoon presented on the topic: How can we create an environment […]

Lots of practising for the next social innovation challenge


The six young volunteers of the Year Beyond Programme are practising for their regular Social Innovation challenge on 28 October. This will be the third time they will present their ideas on improving education to a panel of judges. Once again, Irené Raubenheimer took some time out of his busy schedule to listen to their […]

The YEBO volunteers do it again!


Both Sophakama Primary School and Inkwenkezi High School worked together on another Social Innovation Challenge. These challenges allow volunteers to reflect on their experiences of being on the Year Beyond Programme. Allowing how it is working in their schools, and also on their own self-development. This helps them to extend their thinking and give input to key social […]