Ebony Park hosted its first parents meeting of the year on Saturday the 9th March. The meeting was very successful with a good turn out from parents who were very eager to show their support to IkamvaYouth.
The agenda included welcoming the parents into the new year and explaining to them what IkamvaYouth does to help their children. It became very evident that the parents really appreciated the impact we are having in the community and with their children. The good matric pass rates and success stories all motivated and gave them the hope that their children are capable of reaching the stars through education.
We found it important to have a parent representative in the Branch Committee and the parents elected Mrs Paulina Maluleke to represent them throughout the year. The parents all supported this idea as it would make them all more involved in working together with IkamvaYouth, the tutors and the learners. Parents committed themselves to fundraising to make sure the very needy and orphaned learners are assisted. They have committed to encouraging their children to always fully commit to IkamvaYouth and the model. They have also committed to being instruments of change in their communities.
This was a very productive meeting and we look forward to working towards vision 2030 with everyone on-board!