Ikageng & Mahikeng: bringing home the North West DoE Awards

The IkamvaYouth North West region continues to strengthen its partnerships with the Department of Education

The Bokone Bophirima Department of Education and Sport Development (DoE) as the custodian of the Quality Learning and Teaching Committee (QLTC) Awards invited both the Ikageng and Mahikeng branches to a gala ceremony at provincial level on the 24th March 2018. We are proud to announce that both branches received an award for Excellence in Stakeholders Participation. The Mahikeng branch won the same award last year. Two Ikageng tutors, Shaun Maduna and Boitumelo Monyele and two tutors from Mahikeng, Solomon Mahoko and Teboho Masilo  were also recognised for Excellence in Volunteerism.

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Mahikeng and Ikageng Tutors and other award winners

We are glad that our afterschool programme continues to be recognised for the difference we are making to learners and for our community impact.

Comments from the tutors who won prizes:

“Being nominated as Tutor of the Year in 2016, I have been a volunteer tutor at the Ikageng branch for three years, and I am here to live the IkamvaYouth values and pay-it-forward. I thank you, IkamvaYouth, for the opportunity to receive the DoE QLTC award in Excellence in Volunteerism, also spending a night in a 5-star Protea hotel first time in my life and meeting my favourite celebrities first hand” – Shaun Maduna

“When I came to volunteer at IkamvaYouth Mafikeng, I was not expecting a reward or any form of recognition. I came purely to give back to the youth of my community and I was also intrigued by the mission and the vision of the organisation. I have since been a volunteer at IkamvaYouth from 2015, when the branch started operating, and I am really glad that I got this award from the DoE for all my efforts”- Teboho Masilo

“Three years in a row, being part of IkamvaYouth enabled me to gain all rounded skills including people management and self-confidence. I never thought I could receive any award, especially the Provincial one. I am proud of myself and all thanks to giving little time I have to making an impact in our community” – Boitumelo Monyele

“I could not believe it when the Branch Coordinator shared the news that I was nominated for this award. I am glad that someone recognises my efforts and this is a build up to my CV. Thank you so much IkamvaYouth and the Department of Education for the great honour. I really felt like an important person when I got on stage to receive my award” - Solomon Mahoko


Left: Shaun Maduna (Ikageng Tutor), Right: Solomon Mahoko and Teboho Masilo (Mahikeng tutors)

Ntombi Mahlangu (Ikageng Branch Coordinator) and Boitumelo Monyele (Ikageng Tutor)

Mahikeng Branch Assistant and Coordinator

The branch teams are extremely honored for receiving these awards and continue striving to be at the fore of the tutoring space, putting the North West branches on the map.