We've all seen the statistics around education in South Africa and felt discouraged by how huge the problems are. It is quite easy to get detached because after all they are just numbers. We know though that these numbers represent people, young people with dreams and goals.

You've seen Aaron in the video. He's in Grade 12 this year, he also happens to be a writer and poet who wants to become a historian. With support from people like yourself and organisations like ours, each day he gets one step closer to achieving his dreams.

How will this project solve this problem?

IkamvaYouth enables disadvantaged youth to pull themselves and each other out of poverty through education. IkamvaYouth’s innovation lies in the model; youth-driven, low-cost and high impact programming. The pedagogical approach ensures that the volunteer tutors (many of whom were previous learners, and transform from beneficiaries into benefactors) are able to deliver effective tutoring programmes through an innovative pedagogical approach whereby there is no teaching, only learning.

Perhaps the most incredible aspect of IkamvaYouth’s model is the results that are achieved in contexts where such achievements are seldom attained. Over the last 6 years, 85% of all Grade 12s have passed their matric (high school graduation). More impressively, 75% of these learners achieved a pass that enabled them to access college or university (i.e a diploma or bachelor pass).59% of all IkamvaYouth learners over the last 5 years have been placed in college or university. Research suggests that only 4-5% of learners from townships access university or college. Ikamvanites are therefore 12 times more likely to study at university or college than the national averages. Overall, 91% of IkamvaYouth learners have accessed a post school opportunity, either further education, a job or a learnership within 4 months of matriculating; putting them on the path to earning a dignified living.

Here's what your contribution will do:

R210 per month = will pay for 50% of the costs of three tutoring sessions per week, computer literacy and career guidance workshops, as well as holiday programmes.

R310 per month = will pay for 75% of the costs of three tutoring sessions per week, computer literacy and career guidance workshops, as well as holiday programmes.

R420 per month = will pay for 100% of the costs of three tutoring sessions per week, computer literacy and career guidance workshops, as well as holiday programmes.

Or you decide what you would like to donate by donating via our cause page: https://www.givengain.com/cause/4196/

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Hi! On 10 October 2021, I will be joining a team of Cognia cycling enthusiasts in riding the dist...

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