IkamvaYouth is a community-based education initiative

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South Africa
Civil society entities

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IkamvaYouth is a community-based education initiative
IkamvaYouth is a by-youth, for-youth non-profit organisation based in Khayelitsha, a township in the Western Cape of South Africa. The organisation aims to broaden the post-school opportunities of Khayelitsha's youth, to fight unemployment and poverty. It does this through three core programmes: supplementary tutoring, career guidance and life skills, and e-literacy development. Information and communications technology (ICT) is integral to the way the organisation operates, as well as the way it delivers its free services to its constituents. It is also the South African HUB of the Ford Programme's Global Education Initiative.
Local implementation: Khayelitsha --- lo
Ongoing from 01/03/2003
The Nazeema Isaacs Library bridges.org The Ford Programme's Global Education Initiative The Provincial Department of Social Services The Shuttleworth Foundation

WSIS information
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Project
  • Programme
  • Guidelines
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No