On the morning of the 16th of February IkamvaYouth; practically; began the process of changing lives. As hordes of excited learners trooped into the hall there was a tangible sense of expectation in the air; the stakes are high; we had a brilliant Open Day and now it’s time to deliver.

One cannot help but be humbled by the commitment levels of the schools; parents and learners. The Nombulelo Senior Secondary School principal left the comfort of his home on a Saturday morning to make sure that the school hall was ready for our use. The Ntsika Senior Secondary School principal continues to transport the learners in a taxi to make sure they are not late for sessions. Learners from Khutliso Daniels Senior Secondary School know that the principal has taken a very active interest in their progress while they are in our programme and this gives them that extra push. It is indeed the beginnings of greatness for the learners in this Joza Township of Grahamstown. IkamvaYouth is in operation.

This would not be possible without the selfless involvement of our volunteer tutors. From both Rhodes University and the township community they came; responding to a call of helping youth succeed by fully utilising education as a tool for success. We look forward to a year of exceeding expectations!!!

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.