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ROGZ Academy - Books and Beyond

ROGZ Academy - Books and Beyond

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The beginning:

Lucky has completed a 12 month additional literacy programme which has enabled him to read better. His life path has been changed in a REAL WAY, forever. Tracy made a positive choice to make a real difference. She has been reading twice a week with Lucky for over a year as part of the Books & Beyond team. She changed Lucky’s future for the better in a REAL WAY.

The good news is that what started as a group of 4 volunteer moms in 2014, has now grown to 19 real people that are reading twice a week with REAL LEARNERS just like Lucky, improving their reading by an average of 10%.

The present:

What started out as a literacy programme has rapidly escalated to other programmes including:

  • Enabling 6 REAL YOUNG VOLUNTEERS to be actively involved with additional literacy and numeracy programmes every day after school
  • Getting a previously unused library into a REAL FUNCTIONAL state again
  • Supporting a feeding programme for 100 REAL HUNGRY CHILDREN
  • Assisting with set-up and maintenance of a REAL COMPUTER LAB
  • And many more real initiatives making a REAL DIFFERENCE every single day!

The future:

The REAL CHALLENGE is that there are 1 514 learners just like Lucky at Sophakama. We still need to do so much more! Our goal is to achieve REAL SUSTAINABLE CHANGE at Sophakama to create a well-performing school, with committed staff, that offers Lucky and the other REAL LEARNERS an environment of continuous learning.

We have accomplished all this so far on the goodwill of volunteers and donations. Now we need others to join as financial partners so that we can keep focussing on the many real challenges at Sophakama. We want to assist the teachers in reaching ALL the real learners. Let’s turn Sophakama into one of the Western Cape’s leading schools!

We believe that individual efforts by REAL PEOPLE can make a difference and change schools.

Create REAL SUSTAINABILITY. Make a REAL DIFFERENCE. Please consider making a once off donation or even partnering with us by becoming a contributor so that, together, we can build towards REAL SUSTAINABLE CHANGE.


Name Comment Date Amount
Peter Phillips Admire what you do. Dec 06, 2017 R 205.64
Crime Watch Keep up the good work and thank you!! Oct 25, 2017 R 510.00
Pools For Africa (Nicky & Jaap Brand) Awesome work everyone. Well done! Sep 21, 2017 R 514.10
The Parker Family Keep up the good work Aug 09, 2017 USD $ 157.35
Paul and Alicia Keep up the good work! Jun 05, 2017 R 206.00
Tracy Farquhar Test on recurring donation Jun 05, 2017 R 100.00
Pools For Africa Keep up the excellent work! Jun 02, 2017 R 510.00
Jordan Farquhar Test for Tracy May 19, 2017 R 51.41
Anonymous A small token for a big project, congrats. May 08, 2017 USD $ 78.40
Hugh Richards Good on you (from one of Richie's friends)! May 05, 2017 R 500.00
David Fekete Keep up this amazing work. May 05, 2017 R 514.10
Richard O'Flynn Well done to all of you at Sopokhama. Keep up the great work May 05, 2017 R 5 141.00
Victoria Biggs Very impressed with the work that you do, hope this donation helps you continue May 05, 2017 R 1 011.17
Neil Well done. Wish I could do more. May 05, 2017 USD $ 14.65
Mike and Plum Schrick Well done. A great initiative. May 04, 2017 R 2 000.00
Mattan and Joseph Goshen Love from the USA Apr 26, 2017 USD $ 22.99
Captain Chaos Good luck Ladies. Apr 20, 2017 R 1 028.20
Mike and Di Hibling Weare delighted to support this hugely worthwhile project. We wish you all success. Mar 26, 2017 R 1 542.30
Tanya Walravens Very encouraging to see such great efforts being made in improving the education of these children. Mar 22, 2017 R 310.00
Tania & Michael The passion and commitment of those involved with Sophakama Primary School in Dunoon is what will make all the difference to real children and to their futures. Well done and good luck! Mar 11, 2017 USD $ 1 281.30
Paul and Alicia Keep up the good work! Mar 05, 2017 R 205.64
Peter Phillips Good luck! Mar 02, 2017 R 257.05
Anonymous A passionate team giving sacrificially for the benefit of young people inspires me and gives me hope. Mar 02, 2017 R 5 010.00
MM Keep up the great work! Feb 28, 2017 R 500.00
Tracy Farquhar Test on recurring donation Feb 09, 2017 R 100.00
John Boshell From Specialist Fire Feb 09, 2017 R 510.00
Tracy Farquhar Test on recurring donation Feb 08, 2017 R 100.00
Elkanah House keep up the amazing work Nov 24, 2016 R 2 056.40
P & A God bless Nov 20, 2016 R 205.64
Liesel Lumley 'We can choose to be affected by the world or we can choose to affect the world' Heidi Wills (author) Nov 14, 2016 R 110.00
Crime Watch Thank you for making a difference! Nov 10, 2016 R 500.00
Tracy Farquhar Here's our first donation :) From Tracy Oct 07, 2016 R 102.82
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Donations to date

R 44 321.27

Fundraising target

R 80 000.00

ROGZ Academy - Books and Beyond

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ROGZ has the privilege of being a business partner to Sophakama Primary School – an under resourced school in our area that counts various children from the ROGZ family amongst its 1,685 learners.