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!


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.