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South Africa: Ikamva Youth Learners from Township Schools achieve 100% Pass Rate
Source: SA - the Good News
Source Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Country: South Africa
Created: Jan 22, 2013

IkamvaYouth is a township-based organisation where volunteers help learners during their spare time by tutoring youth during the week (after school), on Saturdays and during the school holidays and has been supported by Capitec Bank as part of its Corporate Social Investment Programme (CSI) since 2011.
IkamvaYouth was established in 2003 and has since been expanding across the country. There are no academic prerequisites for enrolment in the programme, which is free of charge. Most learners join with abysmal academic results and are from impoverished homes with unemployed caregivers. The impact of the programme is phenomenal. As Asanele Swelindawo, an orphan who managed to get three distinctions, says, "I now have the ticket to improve my life and one day be able to take care of my family".
"We are very proud of all the learners and tutors and thankful to Ikamva Youth’s supporters who enable these life-changing results. We are committed to help all of them pass matric and assist them, through Ikamva, with employment opportunities after school," says Sbusiso Kumalo, Head of Capitec Bank’s Corporate Affairs and board member of Ikamva Youth.
He added that Capitec Bank is committed to the education sector through its corporate social investment (CSI) programme as it believes education is an important foundation for economic growth and a means of eradicating poverty. Capitec’s programme supports supplementary tutoring programmes, bursaries and leadership programmes which are run in partnership with tertiary institutions, corporates and non-profit organisations.
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