With the Matric preparatory exams just under two weeks away, the Ikamva Youth Gauteng team decided to host a Matric Day for all of our super star grade 12 learners for a chance to catch up with their mentors and for a much needed motivational talk on Saturday the 17th. Leaners from both Ivory Park and Ebony Park gathered at the Lord Khanyile Youth centre for a discussion and pep talk with each other about their journey so far and some of the nerves that may be kicking in as they set out to do well in the upcoming prelims.

We also had UMUZI Photo Club come in and do a presentation about their Photography School Academy for our grade 12’s, a first for many matrics who had never previously been exposed to such opportunities. Learners have also been rushing around getting applications ready for further study next year, and as expected were eager for the help and feedback from their mentors. Learners were then treated to a great talk by some of our mentors, fruit from our partner Tzu Chi Foundation as well as yummy refreshments afterwards. To all our Ikamvanites across the country who are embarking on their grade 12 Exam season, Goodluck and remember that IY is rooting for you!

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.