A world where young people have opportunities to create sustainable livelihoods.
We use cutting-edge educational approaches to create pathways for young people from under-resourced communities to pull themselves and each other into sustainable livelihoods.
1. Collaboration and peer to peer support
Contribute to the advancement of educational and social progress through team effort and offering
the necessary support to enable a corresponding effect across all stakeholders, especially staff
members, volunteers, and learners. School learners practically support their peers to achieve
academic success, have high future aspirations, and support one another to realise their dreams.
Ensure positive and responsive communication and share skills and knowledge that includes
resources and information.
2. Commitment to impact
Striving to make a positive difference in the lives of our learners, youth, community, and sector.
Ensuring that our learners, partners and other beneficiaries obtain sustainable livelihoods and
become progressive community change agents.
3. Continuous improvement
Constantly seeking innovative ways of acquiring knowledge, improving skills, and developing positive
attitudinal changes at individual, team and organisational level. This includes enhancing and
streamlining the organisation’s model, processes and systems in order to remain current, relevant
and on the cutting edge of our sector.
4. Inclusive governance
Enabling and empowering ourselves, each other, and all stakeholders to use organisational policies,
processes and systems to initiate governance conversations. Establishing ongoing consultation and
negotiation with stakeholders so that they can take ownership and comply with decisions made by
the governance structures.
5. Integrity and transparency
Every team member commits to being honest and transparent in all interactions and transactions
with IkamvaYouth stakeholders to foster trust and confidence.
6. Paying it forward
Cultivating a culture of reciprocation to inspire positive transformation within our community and
society. This is demonstrated by helping those around us as needed, based on the support that we
previously received, especially seeing our learners coming back as tutors or staff members.
7. A responsibility for self and others
Promoting a culture of lifelong learning and personal development whilst taking ownership for one’s
actions and behaviours. Supporting each other through psychosocial initiatives to foster optimal
growth and wellbeing of the entire IkamvaYouth community.
Our Culture Pillars
Community – a group of co-workers that organize in work teams not only to carry
out a specific task and fulfil business objectives that bind them with the organisation
they work at, but also a group of people that socialize, interact with each other and
2. Excellence – performance and conduct (Commitment to impact, integrity &
transparent, Responsibility for self and others)
3. Continuous learning (Collaboration & peer to peer support, responsibility for self and
4. Innovation (Collaboration & peer to peer support, commitment to impact)
5. Inclusivity – people from different cultures, beliefs, sexualities, and differently abled
people are welcomed and included.