Ikageng's Term 3 has successfully come to an end!!

Paving our way to final exam preparation and going beyond academic excellence

The third quarter started up in maintaining the Winter School’s enthusiasm focusing mostly on intensive tutoring support, then later rewarding the both our volunteers and learners with the educational excursion for their hard work.

Tutoring sessions

Our volunteers have contributed immensely in making ascertain the learners revisit their term 2 exam paper. They made sure each learner gets an individualised attention to making sure that everyone consolidates concepts on school content that learners find more difficult.

      Photo: Learners hard at work during our tutoring sessions

Term 3 Excursions

The Ikageng branch places great importance on learners’ academic improvement and maintaining their academic excellence. Furthermore, we also prioritise on well-being and personal development for or learners. This term the branch has set up both IY volunteers and learners with a number of educational excursions and workshops that upholds excellence in facets of their academic pursuits and personal growth.

2017 GirlIgnite Summit Africa

One of the excursions are is the 2017 GirlIgnite Summit Africa (GIA) hosted from Friday the 22nd to Sunday the 24th of September. It is an extensive 3-day overnight program for dynamic young girls. The program facilitates workshops and activities that foster team work among girls, community service, personal growth and active leadership within their respective communities.

Photo: Mam Nomsa (Staff), Learners and Volunteer at the GIA Summit

Photo: Ikamvanites’ grand entrance at the GIA Summit

Photo: Ikamvanites dressed up to present their business proposal to GIA Summit participants

Photo: Grade 11 learner Mamello Hektoor won the award on the Best Business Proposal portfolio

2017 Standard Bank Youth Expo & Youth Empowerment Conference

On the Sunday of the 20th August our grade 11 learners   2017 attended the Standard Bank Youth Expo and the Youth Empowerment Conference held at the University of Johannesburg APK Campus hosted by the Branded Youth organisation.

Photo: Mam Nomsa (Staff) and Tsholo (Grade 11 Ikamvanite) Enjoying a Selfie Moment

Photo: Tsholo and Mam’Nomsa embracing their Selfie time with one of the BrandedYouth Coordinators

More than just educating and empowering the youth, the Expo created a platform exhibitor showcased to our learners an array of various post-school opportunities available to the Youth. Some of the categories were:

The following are some of the categories exhibited at the Expo

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Educational Institutions

  • Small Business Development

  • Graduate Recruitment

  • Health & Beauty

  • Bursaries & internship programs

  • Social Awareness Brands

  • Youth Foundations

Feedback on our Mentorship Programme

IkamvaYouth's mentoring programme enables Grade 12 learners to access post-school opportunities.  We apir each grade 12 learner with their designated mentor who will ensures that their mentee accesses tertiary education and/or employment once they matriculate. Other objectives of the programme include developing communication skills, self-knowledge and self-esteem.

Photo: our grade 12 learners, Gloria Seqala (right),  with her mentor Jozé (left)

Gloria Seqala has been thankful and delighted to share feedback on our mentorship programme. She expresses her gratitude in being paired with his fashion designer Mentor in Klerksdorp, Jozé. She says that:

Jozé has been assisting me with building my portfolio, and finding study assistance to pursue my fashion design career either at North West School of Design or Marbella Design Academy, I visit his studio and his fashion exhibitions for experience, and we have designed my matric farewell outfit which I will later share with the rest of the Ikamvanites team, Thank you IkamvaYouth!

Spring Sprung with a Joint Arbor Day and Heritage Day

On the 23rd of September, Ikageng Ikamvanites celebrated in style a joint Arbor Day and Heritage Day. Amid much excitement learners entertained with presenting their

speeches, poetry, singing and traditional dancing activities.

Photo: Ikamvanites Planting our Tree – Making everlasting memories

Photo: After planting our legacy

Our volunteer Vusi Noruka also a member of North West Environmental Park Board, facilitated a fun and informative presentation highlihting the link between trees and the environmental sustainability. Also, a big thank you to our volunteer Siphiwe Mini for initiating and facilitating the sessions, making it a success.

Stakeholder Relations

The Ikageng branch continues strengthening partnerships with the government departments. Our work in North West is recognised by the North-West Department of Education. In leveraging this relationship, we were cordially invited to join the Premier Supra Mahumapelo the Premier of North West in celebrating the Mandela Day at Madiba Banquet Hall, also have been invited by the Office of the Premier, to attend and participate at the inaugural Saamwerk-Saamtrek Dialogue in the reformation and rebranding of the province.

Photo: Ikamvanites celebrating 67 minutes of Mandela Day with the Premier of North West

We also take pride in forging connections with key industry stakeholders such as the North West Department of Health, North West University and many more other communities in the area of our operation.

We are looking forward to the final term of the year to best prepare our learners for their final year exam preparation.