The Grade 9 learners at the Makhaza Ikamva Youth branch take part in a Numeric Khan Academy programme every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.  They practice various maths concepts on an online platform called Khan Academy.  This programme enables learners to practice maths at their own pace and to build up foundational maths topics.  Led by coach, Yanga Zukelwa, this year’s Grade 9s have mastered more maths concepts than in previous years.  The Grade 9s work hard and look forward to attending these sessions. 

As a way of rewarding learners for their effort and recognising the achievements of the group, Numeric held an Awards Ceremony for the learners on 31 August at the Ikamva Youth Office in Makhaza.  Certificates were presented to learners based on the number of topics that they had mastered using the Khan Academy platform.  In order to attain mastery in these topics, learners must get at least 10 maths sums correct in a row.  In doing this, learners often have to complete more than 20 maths sums to achieve mastery in a topic, which means to earn the first certificate learners would have had to complete at least 500 maths sums on Khan Academy.  Certificates were given out for 25 Mastered topics (Red Diamond Certificate), 50 Mastered Topics (Orange Diamond Certificate), and 75 Mastered Topics (Purple Diamond Certificate).  

These learners should be very proud of themselves and their hard work because every learner earned a Red Diamond Certificate for Mastering at least 25 topics.  

There were also some special awards for Most Committed Learner, Most Helpful Learner, Most Improved Learner, and a Drill Master Award for the learner who did best on arithmetic speed tests.  

The event was a fun celebration of hard work and success!  Well done to the Grade 9s at the Ikamva Youth Branch in Makhaza! 


Lloyd Lungu

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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.