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.

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