702_radio.zipIt was not an ordinary Sunday morning for the Ebony Park Branch Coordinator and three eager Ikamvanites on the 11th of March 2012. This is because by 5:30am the four were at the Talk Radio 702 studios ready to tell South Africa on live radio, how being Ikamvanites has changed their lives drammatically.

The talk show host, Quereshini Naidoo, was so excited to see all these bright faces surrounding her and immediately began to ask a series of questions concerning what IkamvaYouth does and how they achieve their goals.The learners were asked why they joined IkamvaYouth, what they struggled with at school and how they have are giving back to society after being given such an opportunity. 

Some of the listeners called in and sent messages asking the Coordinator and the Ikamvanites questions and it became very apparent that there is so much more work to be done to help the South African township youths to get good education and ultimately access into tertiary. The conclusion of the interview was a profound message from the Ikamvanites, “If you want change, it begins with you. Change is up to you, you can be whatever you want to be”

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.