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The challenges and lessons learned in securing post-school placements for township-based matrics: Achieving against the odds

Annually the township matriculants participating in the IkamvaYouth programme exceeds all expectations in terms of their matric exam performance and 96% of them have accessed opportunity (educational/employment) within 5 months of matriculating.  But the untold story behind these impressive statistics reflects many challenges, frustrations, obstacles and disappointments inherent in trying to secure post-school placements for […]

IkamvaYouth: Equipping learners to access tertiary education and employment opportunities

IkamvaYouth has set itself a tough but important mission: to enable disadvantaged South African youth to pull themselves out of poverty and into tertiary education and/or employment.  This youth-led organization’s strategy is focused on ensuring that learners matriculate and access the post-school opportunities that will be their passport out of poverty.  Read more about their […]