At last… we’ve been threatening for a while to step up the non-academic aspect of Ivory Park’s Saturday IkamvaYouth sessions and we were able to take our first step in this direction on Saturday as Danny Naidoo led the learners through one of the fundamental components of improving one’s personal effectiveness: GOAL SETTING.

Danny presented a step-by-step account of what this might entail and spoke about identifying goals for one’s life and the resilience and perseverance that is essential for achieving these goals. Over the next few weeks we’ll be looking to build on this goal setting framework and provide opportunities for Ikamvanites to identify the areas they most want to target in their own lives.

To a large extent we are using these sessions as an experimental opportunity to identify where the learners find value with a non-academic focus. If you are interested in contributing in this area then find the branch nearest to you and get in touch. Basically if you have a talent or a gift that you’d like to share that is something other than tutoring then why not try it out.

So to prospective artists, creative types, life coaches, motivational speakers, drama fundi’s, etc – come join us.

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.