Information for Parents

How will my child benefit from the tutoring programme?

Learners participating in IkamvaYouth will access opportunities to:

  • Improve their marks, understanding of subjects and English speaking and writing skills
  • Take responsibility for their own learning
  • Learn in a safe, supportive environment
  • Access learning support materials
  • Participate in holiday programmes

How can my child access these benefits?

  • Learners can apply to IkamvaYouth at the beginning of Grade 9 or 10
  • To keep their place in the programme they need to attend a minimun of 75% of tutoring and homework sessions and 100% of the holiday programme (usually two weeks, Monday – Friday during winter and/or summer holidays)
  • Submit quarterly school reports so that IkamvaYouth can track their academic achievement and provide targeted support where necessary

How can I get involved?

  • Attend the open day at your local branch in January
  • Encourage and monitor your child's attendance
  • Attend parents meetings (link to mentoring programme below)
  • Join branchcom meetings (held every two weeks)
  • Volunteer to help out during the holiday programmes