Would you like to receive training and support to achieve more impact?
IkamvaYouth is a by-youth-for youth South African nonprofit organisation that equips high school learners living in under-resourced communities with support to pass high school and provides learners with the required knowledge, skills, networks and resources to access tertiary education and/or employment opportunities once they complete high school (matric).
High School learners (from Grade 8 to 12) have access to safe premises for self-driven learning with support from tutors who provide academic support. All our tutors, who are volunteers, are mostly tertiary students and many are former learners of our programme who have returned to pay-it-forward. The pedagogical approach aims to instil a culture of hard work, peer-learning and responsibility.
IkamvaYouth also provides extensive support to learners in Grade 12 to access placements after-school. This includes ensuring that they apply to opportunities that they are eligible for. The Organisation also offer career guidance support in the form of workshops and we give advice. IkamvaYouth has branches in over 15 communities across 5 provinces; KZN, EC, WC, NW and GP and are supporting over 2,500 learners.
IkamvaYouth has committed to develop and expand a Collaborative Community Programme (CCP). The CCP is a growing network of after-school programmes in Western Cape and Gauteng, where members are provided with knowledge, skills and resource-sharing opportunities. CCP aims to increase the number of high impact, sustainable tutoring programmes in South Africa.
If you are interested in becoming a member of this community, you can get involved in one of two ways:
- Implementing Partner: Implementing Partners enter into a formal agreement with IkamvaYouth. In addition to free access to all training and seminars offered, these partners receive hands-on support from the CCP team, to assist with growing and developing their organisations, and providing high-quality programmes to their learners.
- Trained Partner: Trained partners are partners of the wider collaborative community implementing after-school programmes. IkamvaYouth provides training to these organisations, with which there is no formal programme implementation agreement. However, it is expected that they apply their training to their after-school academic support programmes and share data to track and monitor collective impact.
The following criteria need to be met by any organisation wanting to receive intensive training, support and programme funding:
- Be a registered NGO/nonprofit
- Have been working with a consistent group of 20+ high school learners
- Have a track-record of some consistent quality service/programme provided for at least one year
- Be located close to the urban centres of Johannesburg or Pretoria and Cape Town
- Have access to a pool of volunteer tutors i.e. proximity to a university
- Have at least one full-time person or a committed founder/co-founder who has been involved in the programme for at least one year and is committed to making the programme work
- Have a collaborative mindset and dedication to learning, capacity building and team and wider community development
- Align closely with the core values of IkamvaYouth of integrity and openness, collaboration, paying forward and a commitment to learning and impact
- Be an emerging community-based organisation or a more established organisation looking to improve, grow, or change its tutoring model
The Application Process
If you have any questions, please contact Busiswa Dayimani on 061 223 0174 or Nandi Ngubeni on 062 083 0667.
For more about IkamvaYouth, refer to www.ikamvayouth.org
To view other opportunities, refer to http://www.ngopulse.org/opportunities/other