Ikamva Youth is a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to alleviate poverty through education. The programme aims to empower the youth through education by offering supplementary tutoring, creating awareness around careers, funding/bursary opportunities and by providing guidance and mentoring through a well-structured programme.
The career expo had grade 9-12 learners who were presented the opportunity to visit different exhibits stalls, which catered for all the streams done by our learners and they got to ask questions where they needed clarity. They were told of different funding and career opportunities including the booming careers which are in line with the 4IR. Unemployed youth also got the opportunity to be better equipped for employment e.g. preparations for interviews, how a CV should be and the free online assessments for more knowledge. The expo was done to assure that our learners get career guidance which will enable them to make good career choices, be motivated and also assist the unemployed youth of Diepsloot.
The expo had Nedbank, SANCA, Google, Pixie Corner, WomEng, Four ways community chamber of commerce, Brothers for Life, Junk Swag as exhibitors and Lucky from Students Sponsorship Program who gave a splendid motivation on creative thinking and entrepreneurship.
Mabeba Respond one our learners said that the exhibitors gave them helpful information and they answered all the questions he asked and he wishes for more career expos in Diepsloot. Wendy Masondo Ikamva Youth shared that the Career Expo was amazing she also got to learn more about marketing and the whole event was very engaging and productive the learners learned a lot.
The branch aims at providing the learners with more career guidance and preparation, which is why we will have another visit from WomEng on 2nd November, APS calculation and NBT preparations for Grade 11 learners on the 23rd of November and a trip to show appreciation to our grade 12 learners for their hard work.
In January 2020 the branch will have an opening day and prize giving ceremony, learners wishing to part of the program are welcome to join our program free of charge and the unemployed youth with love for tutoring may also join the program to assist the learner with their studies. The branch also welcomes food donations for Saturday sessions, learners tend to not concentrate easily when they are hungry.