Tutoring NGO needs volunteers to teach Masiphumelele learners

Non-profit Ikamva Youth is an education initiative providing tutoring for learners in townships.

It was launched in 2003 and now runs in five provinces across South Africa.

CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson spoke to Nicolas Commeignes, branch coordinator at Masiphumelele who says their greatest need the need is for volunteer tutors.

The Masiphumelele branch has 122 learners at the moment and are looking for both matriculants as well as university and college graduates to help tutor the learners.

Commeignes says volunteer tutors need to be able to deal with challenging situations and ideally use their university experience to help learners.

They should have been exposed to different obstacles but also success that universities can offer

Nicolas Commeignes, branch coordinator at Masiphumelele

This is more about building the relationship with the learners

Nicolas Commeignes, branch coordinator at Masiphumelele

We are not asking our tutors to be specialists in any of the subjects they are tutoring, but just be of support and encourage the learner to succeed.

Nicolas Commeignes, branch coordinator at Masiphumelele

Are you interested in tutoring these learners? Visit their website for more details.

Listen to the full conversation below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
SA model Thando Hopa making waves overseas

SA model Thando Hopa making waves overseas

CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson chats to lawyer and model Thando Hopa who just signed a with an American modeling agency.

[LISTEN] 'The number one cause of your circumstance is you’ - Robin Banks

[LISTEN] 'The number one cause of your circumstance is you’ - Robin Banks

Motivational speaker and author Robin Banks unpacks the reasons why we, as individuals, are the masters of our own fate.

New painting trend alert: Everything you need to know about anti-graffiti paint

New painting trend alert: Everything you need to know about anti-graffiti paint

Our very own DIY Guy Angelo D'Ambrosio chats about a company that’s changing the game with their anti-graffiti paint.

Still no refund from 'temporarily shut' Ritz hotspot for diners who forked out

Still no refund from 'temporarily shut' Ritz hotspot for diners who forked out

Some diners are still waiting to be reimbursed after The Top of The Ritz and the entire hotel closed down on the 2nd of July.

The culture of 'tjotjo' in SA: 'Cool drink' payment secures driver's license

The culture of 'tjotjo' in SA: 'Cool drink' payment secures driver's license

Have you ever paid or received a bribe? Pippa Hudson explores the culture of bribery in South Africa.

Warning issued over new Absa logo scam

Warning issued over new Absa logo scam

Cyber criminals are using Absa's new logo as the basis of a new phising scam, here's what to look out for.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Zille responds to Lindiwe Mazibuko comments that she undermined her

[LISTEN] Zille responds to Lindiwe Mazibuko comments that she undermined her

Helen Zille responds to alleged comments made by Lindiwe Mazibuko at a dinner, saying she's doing the same to Musi Maimane.

[WATCH] Melania Trump's reaction after shaking Putin's hand

[WATCH] Melania Trump's reaction after shaking Putin's hand

Waitress praised for standing up for herself after a man touched her butt on his way to the toilet and a dog comforts its owner.

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

The new Home Affairs upgrades to the system include printing parents details at the back of the child's passport.

Tell me what you want: Study reveals most common sexual fantasies

Tell me what you want: Study reveals most common sexual fantasies

What are your sexual fantasies? Disclosure can bring sexual freedom, but it can also have downsides. A study lists the top trends.

More arrests are imminent in connection with the cash-in-transit heists - Hawks

More arrests are imminent in connection with the cash-in-transit heists - Hawks

Seven suspects were arrested in Limpopo in less than 24 hours after a cash-in-transit vehicle was blown up in the province.