A massive Response to The Answer Series!!

A massive Response to The Answer Series!!

IkamvaYouth high school students received a massive donation of 125 study books from the Answer Series. Those excellent workbooks will be used by students to develop their knowledge, and stretch themselves. They really appreciate that these books will eable them to work on their own. What a positive educational development, whereby personal independence can be developed by each and every learner.

 Many thanks to The Answer Series Team for their faith in our programme.


One More Step to Success!

One More Step to Success!

IkamvaYouth Makhaza has been fortunate to receive the Answer Series books. These workbooks from the Answer Series will provide our learners and future learners with an additional resource to achieve educational success. Makhaza is overjoyed to give its learners the Answer Series books to its learners between grades 10 to 12. Depending on the learner, he or she received workbooks ranging from Maths, English, Accounting, Physical Science, to Life Science. 

From all of us at IkamvaYouth Makhaza, THANK YOU ANSWER SERIES!!

Luyanda’s Surprise Party

Luyanda’s Surprise Party

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Here at IkamvaYouth, we are all family. So, when one of our family members has made the decision to go forward with his or her life and start something new, we at IkamvaYouth know no better way to send him or her off than with a party! Our beloved comrade Luyanda Kota, previously the director of IkamvaYouth Makhaza, has taken a new path in his life and found employment with another organisation, and we all wish him the very best. Instead of saying goodbye, crying, and having feelings of loss, we at IkamvaYouth surprised Luyanda with a party at Mzoli’s! 

Together, we celebrated the times we had with Luyanda as a volunteer, a tutor, a mentor, a role model, a director, and most importantly a dear friend. Tutors, fellow staff members, and interns all took part in the Mzoli’s party with Luyanda. 

We are very proud of Luyanda and wish him the very best in all the paths he takes in the future. ONCE AN IKAMVANITE, ALWAYS AN IKAMVANITE!

A New Learner Information Management System

A New Learner Information Management System

After having the Digital Registry in place for some time now in Makhaza, we are finally implementing this System in our other Branches in the Western Cape. We were able to gather many of the branch coordinators together to have a tutorial session. Mr. Kota the creator of this program was able to sit down with the branch coordinatiors of Masi and Nyanga to show them how the program worked. For those branch coordinators that were unable to attend, a series of videos were taken and have been put on youtube so that they too could take advantage of the tutorial session. 

In Part 1 we learned about relationships as well as how to narrow down a search. 

In Part 2 we learned about product joints and how to specify our searches. 

In Part 3 we leaned about queries and how to create a new query.  

In Part 4 we learned about grouping as well as how to back up our files. 

In Part 5 we learned how to share information with Microsoft Excel as well as what the all of the side tabs mean. 

In Part 6 we learned about the the student registry and how to specify searches with in a query.

More to come…

9th and 10th Grades Go Electronic!

9th and 10th Grades Go Electronic!

We are in the Internet generation – a time where being savvy with technology and with all thing “e-” related is absolutely essential. Our reliance on the post office and on print has gone done sharply, and now… we are web-based in almost every way. Social networking has always been a major step to opening opportunities to the future, and now, the internet has provided the perfect medium to have an enormous social network. Because of this, we at IkamvaYouth have revamped our Operation Fikelela and included more than just Microsoft Office and typing to our computer literacy curriculum. We understand that students don’t only need to know how to type correctly, use a spreadsheet, create a CV, etc., but that they also need to know how to navigate the internet and use it for communication. 

We began with our 9th and 10th graders. IkamvaYouth Intern Christopher Fan facilitated a computer literacy session on 5 August 2010 to give each 9th and 10th grader his or her very own email address as well as facebook profile. The reasoning behind this was simple: social networking and increased communication ability will provide more opportunities. Christopher facilitated the proper style of email account (names and surnames as opposed to names such as babymama or igotswagger) to make it both easy to remember as well as professional. Afterwards, Christopher had all students create a facebook account and then advised them to friend each other as well as fellow Ikamvanite interns and tutors. 

We are proud to welcome our students to the Internet Age!