Masiphumelele IkamvaYouth students achieve a 96% matric pass rate for 2011

 “I am very happy, because I was stressing a lot and I got a Bachelor Pass. I think I have a really bright future, thanks to everyone that has supported me, and myself!” Zintle Mtakati

 What a phenomenal achievement for the Grade 12s from the IkamvaYouth Masiphumelele Branch: A 96% pass rate, 63% of which were bachelor passes and 27% a diploma pass. 14 learners got bachelor passes, and all but 3 learners are eligible for study at tertiary. On a national level IkamvaYouth learners obtained a 85% pass rate, 42% of which were bachelors (almost doubling the national average of 24.3%).

 These results are the outcome of the cooperation and collaboration within the Masiphumelele Library. First of all our dedicated tutors and volunteers which have given their time throughout the year, and participated actively to make this difference.

 The City of Cape Town has continued to support IkamvaYouth at the library by providing space and the assistance of the amazing Library staff. Other partners that have contributed toward the futures of these young people are Fish Hoek High School, Masiphumelele High School, Ocean View High School and Simon’s Town High School, all the people in charge of tutoring programmes and Holiday programmes such as the Western Cape Education Department, and the Association for Educational Transformation (ASSET).

When announcing the national results, the Minister of Basic Education pronounced the eradication of inequality a national priority. IkamvaYouth invites everyone to get involved in transforming our nation, one shining future at a time. Please visit the IkamvaYouth website ( for more information or contact Nicolas Commeignes 0798854314. We welcome everyone who wants to make a difference.

About IkamvaYouth:

Established in 2003, Ikamva Lisezandleni Zethu (IkamvaYouth) is a non-profit organisation enabling disadvantaged youth to pull themselves and each other out of poverty through education. Volunteers provide after-school tutoring, career guidance, mentoring, computer literacy training, health and life skills training and creative expression and leadership development opportunities to learners in grades 8 – 12. IkamvaYouth has branches in the Western Cape (Khayelitsha, Nyanga and Masiphumelele); KZN (Chesterville and a new branch opening in Umlazi) and Gauteng (Ivory Park, and a new branch opening in Ebony Park).

Zoe Mann  IkamvaYouth  0798854388