On the 17th November Ivory Park Branch hosted its 3rd Parents Meeting at its branch. This event marked the official establishment of a parent representative for the branch committee. Two parents volunteered their time and commitment to represent parents at the committee.

There was a huge turnout from the parents and a total number of 61 parents attended. The total number includes parents of newly recruited learners and this gave parents an overview of what IkamvaYouth is all about.

Parents shared their satisfaction and were lost for words in giving thanks to Ikamva for the difference they see in the learner’s reports. In addition, a parent shared the difference in behaviour from her son who has now gone off the streets as a result of the programme because he now has something constructive to do with his time.

Another parent shared the significant improvement in his two daughter’s marks, which have now improved and expressed amazement in this regard.

This went to show the impact Ikamva has on the learners, not only educationally but also psychosocially and it has bought the IY team at Ivory Park much pleasure in hearing such testimonials directly from parents.

We wish to express our gratitude to all the parents who attended and those who excused themselves in advance for working together to make the branch work and working together for the learner’s future. We look forward to a fruitful relationship with the parents.

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.