This past week, Gr 11s at the Nyanga branch enjoyed a refreshing gala event at Zolani Centre. In a bid to foster group cohesion, friendship and greater support, as the learners get into Matric next year, the Nyanga team threw a brunch for the Gr 11 learners.  The learners were paired up with fellow learners and tasked to get to know each other better during the course of the brunch. It was a fun morning, filled with laughter, jokes, music, food and a general festive mood.

Siphelele, Nyanga Branch Assistant, exhorted the learners to support one another with their work across friendship groups. The Gr 11s are looking forward to finishing 2013 stronger than they started, and get into Matric in 2014 a more cohesive group than ever before.

At the end of the dinner, the learners had a lot to say.

‘I want to say thank you, Shu and Siphe for making this effort for us. We enjoyed ourselves and also got to talk to each other, which was good’. (Yanga Kamteni, Gr 11)

‘It was nice to have something like this, because we see that Ikamva is not only about books but also having fun and becoming friends’ ( Banathi Buso, Gr 11)

A big thank you to the Matric class of 2014 for showing up and enjoying the event, and to our tutors Onelisa Qwaka and Bomi Popi who assisted on the day.

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.