Although the Careers Indaba happened *ages* ago, it was quite a crazy time for us and although we posted these pics and clips, we forgot to share the stories and news of what ended up being a really awesome day.

Collaborating with Equal Education was brilliant, and as a result, the day was bigger and better than the first Indaba we held in Khayelitsha in 2009. We leveraged contacts and lessons learned from the original two-week-long Indaba held at the Masiphumelele Library, to ensure that learners had a wide array of opportunities to interact with people from different institutions, career fields, organisations and companies. Have a look at the programme to see who was there. (careersindaba.program-2.pdf).


Aziza Mdee from Equal Education and IkamvaYouth interns Chris Fan and Miriam Rodriquez worked hard to ensure that we were organised and ready. The response was fantastic, and learners from all over Khayelitsha and many other communities streamed through the doors. Ms Makhoba, a teacher, inspired the audience, and Amanda Van der Vyver took everyone through the “Careers Exploration for Dummies” (career_exploration_for_dummies-1.pdf) booklet she created to help learners get the most out of the day.

Volunteers from various fields (from law, to medicine, fashion, engineering, hospitality services and the police service) were available for learners to interact with one-on-one, and many great connections were made. Some of these even lead to work experience opportunities!

We’re very grateful to everyone who made this very special day happen, and are looking forward to doing it all again in 2011!

Lloyd Lungu

031 909 3590
2525 Ngcede Grove, Umlazi AA Library, 4031

Lloyd is a self-disciplined and highly goal-driven Industrial Psychology Honours graduate. He is currently a Master's candidate completing his second year of M.Com in Industrial Psychology at the University of the Free State. Lloyd joined IkamvaYouth as a learner in 2012, after matriculating he came back and volunteered as a tutor for the duration of his undergraduate studies at UKZN. He later worked as an Intern in the Chesterville branch. His passion for youth empowerment and inclusion has grown enormously through his time and experience gained within IkamvaYouth and has inspired him to provide career guidance to young township people. He is currently working at the Umlazi Branch as a Branch Assistant.