Our Impact

IkamvaYouth works with learners from township-based secondary schools to help them improve their grades, access quality post-school opportunities and return to help others do the same. IkamvaYouth accepts learners based on their motivation to participate, as opposed to their academic results; most learners have averages well below 50% when they join.

  • Since 2004, thousands of committed learners (75% attendance and higher) have participated in IkamvaYouth programmes

  • There are currently 14 Branches in 5 Provinces across SA and currently in the region of 1900 learners registered at the branches (grade 8 –12).

  • IkamvaYouth currently supports other non-profit organisations to deliver an after-school tutoring programme through this programme we’re supporting in the region of 8oo learners.

  • IkamvaYouth has consistently achieved between 80-100% matric pass rate since 2005

  • Since 2010, 43% of learners have achieved bachelor passes (previously, matric exemptions) and 31% achieved diploma passes.

  • Overall, 65% of those learners who have passed matric have accessed tertiary education, a learnership or employment within 2.5 months of matriculating

  • Many of our matriculating learners from previous classes are staying on to volunteer the next generation of learners.

Dr Van Der Berg's Development Policy Research Unit has conducted an independent evaluation of IkamvaYouth's work: Read the Summary and Download the full report here.

IkamvaYouth's impact reaches beyond individual successful learners as a result of our democratic approach to leadership and developing civic awareness in the communities we work. At its core IkamvaYouth addresses the challenges of urban poverty and inequality perpetuated by South Africa's education crisis.

For reports on the organisation's annual impact and results, please refer to the Annual Reports.