On the 17th November Ivory Park Branch hosted its 3rd Parents Meeting at its branch. This event marked the official establishment of a parent representative for the branch committee. Two parents volunteered their time and commitment to represent parents at the committee.

There was a huge turnout from the parents and a total number of 61 parents attended. The total number includes parents of newly recruited learners and this gave parents an overview of what IkamvaYouth is all about.

Parents shared their satisfaction and were lost for words in giving thanks to Ikamva for the difference they see in the learner’s reports. In addition, a parent shared the difference in behaviour from her son who has now gone off the streets as a result of the programme because he now has something constructive to do with his time.

Another parent shared the significant improvement in his two daughter’s marks, which have now improved and expressed amazement in this regard.

This went to show the impact Ikamva has on the learners, not only educationally but also psychosocially and it has bought the IY team at Ivory Park much pleasure in hearing such testimonials directly from parents.

We wish to express our gratitude to all the parents who attended and those who excused themselves in advance for working together to make the branch work and working together for the learner’s future. We look forward to a fruitful relationship with the parents.