The race to become an Ikamvanite in 2011 got off to a flying start with the IkamvaYouth Centre filled to capacity by eager young learners hoping to improve their future prospects. More than 350 learners accompanied by their parents, volunteers, NGO representatives and friends of IkamvaYouth from Ivory Park, Ebony Park, Rabie Ridge, Kaalfontein and surrounding areas listened attentively to instructions delivered to increase their chances of being selected to become Ikamvanites in 2011. Ivory Park Branch Coordinator Joe Manciya (pictured left) and the volunteers had a hard time keeping track of the record number of application forms submitted before the deadline ended.
The sad reality is that of the 350+ learners who applied to join the Ivory Park branch we currently only have capacity for 120 learners in 2011.
Of course, given the massive need and demand it becomes clearer to us every day that we should be opening up a new branch in Ivory Park to cater for greater numbers of learners and extend IkamvaYouth’s incredible impact to other areas too. If there are any corporates out there with keen ears to hear this call and a heart to make a sustainable and effective difference in the education of our county’s youth then please do contact us. The opportunity exists for SEF and IkamvaYouth to partner with corporates looking for proven examples of high value social return on investment and to be part of this life-changing programme.
IkamvaYouth literally changes the lives and future prospects of the learners enrolled on our programme but also promises to impact on the as-yet-unnamed learners to come who will continue to benefit from successful ikamvanites returning to pass on their knowledge gained.
Those learners who don’t make it into IkamvaYouth 2011 are be encouraged to join the Thandulwazi Academic Support programme hosted by the St Stithians Foundation on the St Stithians College school grounds (we will be happy to assist with additional information in this regard).