YearBeyond or YeBo is a partnership between the Western Cape Government and numerous NGOs aimed at improving educational outcomes and encouraging a culture of volunteerism.
The programme aims to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes, inspire a culture of learning, stem school dropouts and improve matric results. It also aims to build bridges between communities and expand the horizons and skills of participants.
The programme provides volunteer tutors (aged 18 – 25) as peer educators after normal school hours. These volunteers offer literacy, numeracy and homework support.
The programme is run in selected schools with the Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth (MOD) Programme, adding an academic pillar to the MOD programme. The core partners are Action Volunteers Africa (AVA), IkamvaYouth, Shine, Edunova, and the Frederick Van Zyl Slabbert Leadership Institute at Stellenbosch University.