We enable the youth of South Africa to complete high school and access post-school opportunities that will lead them to live a dignified life.
As a result of your donations, we have transformed the lives of thousands of youth. These stories show that you couldn’t make a better investment.
“IkamvaYouth made me realise my full potential because I wasn't being compared to anybody else. I was taught to focus on myself. I also like the fact that the tutors were young enough for the learners to feel comfortable around. My high school life was made easier and with that I was able to approach all academic obstacles with courage.”
Nokwanda Nkosi (Umlazi, 2014) - 2nd year law student at Rhodes University.
“IkamvaYouth assisted us with application fees for various universities and helped us apply for financial aid. The mentorship programme was helpful, I got help from a mentor who knew better than I did.
I am now a tutor at IkamvaYouth giving back my time and services, thanking them for helping me and also making a difference in students’ lives. Grateful.”
Quintres Sefala (Ebony Park, 2014)- 2nd year student at UP, studying BSc Human Physiology, Genetics, & Psychology. She was awarded the GCRA (Gauteng City Region Academy) bursary.
“IkamvaYouth made me realise I had to work hard and get good marks in my major subjects especially Maths and English. IkamvaYouth changed my mindset and made me realise my potential through little things like what you think of yourself is true of what you are. Post matric 2012 I enrolled with St Augustine’s College for a Bcom (PPE)Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Double Major Degree) and I am proud to say I am a Graduate. I would not have the degree if I were not part of IkamvaYouth. I have been a tutor since 2012 till present.”-
Thabiso Simelane (2011)- Branch Coordinator/ Senior Programme Facilitator at Olico
“IkamvaYouth remains my academic family away from my family. It gave me a platform to actually unleash what has always been inside of me. It made me realize that the world is owned by the dreamers, those who are young with vivid imaginations and believe that the world is theirs for the taking. It also made me realize a scary truth, that if my life doesn't become a success then I have no one else to blame but myself since my future is shaped by the palms of my own hands. It is in my hands that the future lies, it is in my hands that the future resides.”
Lebogang Mosebi (Ikageng, 2014) 2nd year studies towards BA in communications at the University of the North West and a tutor.
Bongane and his mum
Ntombikayise Mjaja, a parent at the Umlazi branch, thanked IkamvaYouth’s donors, volunteers and staff for their initiative, saying “our children are achieving because of this work; we have seen the improvements, and we are so proud of them”.
Bongane Chavane (Umlazi branch) “with IkamvaYouth in my corner I managed to get a Bachelor Pass that I am very proud of. I have passed Maths with 70% and Life Science with 72%. IkamvaYouth is a programme aiming at helping pupils with their future, and this year I am going to study Geological Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and also give back to this programme by becoming a tutor.”