Tag Archives: YEBO

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

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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 […]

Effective presentation helps volunteers with their next challenge

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Our young volunteers are motivated to do even better! Following their social Innovation Challenge in June our PfP partner and founder of Rogz Academy, Irené Raubenheimer gave them a skills session on how to become more effective in presenting presentations. As part of their project, the volunteers had to come up with creative solutions to SA’s education crisis. Irené gave them […]

Holiday programme fun!

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Five young Year Beyond volunteers from Sophakama Primary School together with, their facilitator Bonke Qegu, participated in a school holiday programme during July 2016. Organised by the City of Cape Town the programme is currently running within the Dunoon community. It is led by Yonelani Msindo, in conjunction with the MOD Centre Manager at Sophakama Primary School, […]

Social innovation challenge by Year Beyond youth volunteers


The Programme Co-ordinator from Stellenbosch University, Wayde Group tasked Our Year Beyond youth volunteers… …to complete a project, answering the question: What problems do you see in our current Education system and how do you see it progressing into the future? They joined 10 other teams of youth volunteers (22 schools altogether) at AmaMaties Hub in Stellenbosch to present […]