The Chesterville branch held its Strategic Planning Weekend (SPW) on the weekend of the 16 & 17 March. The weekend was a great success given that a new Branch Committee was voted in and plans were put in place by the end of the weekend. Present at the event were tutors, learner representatives and staff of IY.  


It was exciting to see how learners and tutors have taken ownership of the programmes. There was clarification of all portfolios and what role the portfolio heads who would be voted in would play. They were enthusiastic about putting plans in place for the year and learning from what either went wrong or didn’t happen last year. It was helpful to have experiences to learn from and to see that people had actually seen the light and they knew what was needed to improve this year. Commitment was highlighted as a vital thing in seeing these plans through this year. There was a lot of hardwork and fun at the same time.


                   Some of the portfolio groups mapping out and presenting ideas and plans for the year

We are looking forward to an eventful, fun-filled, educational and busy year ahead!

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.