Friday, 7 December 2012

IkamvaYouth students working  for their exams

Computer Room Update


Busy day in the computer room

Graduation for Intermediate computer class and Job Readiness course

 5 December 2012

Intermediate Computer class graduates 2012


Benji Euvrad, from Edunova and Thembasani Nhlapo, Systems Developer congratulate the students











Four distinctions for Edmore Murove and Goodness .Badula

Job Readiness graduates with their teacher Florentien Wijsenbeek

Computer teacher Nyasha Sithole and some of his graduates

 Prizegiving for IkamvaYouth

30 November 2012


Speakers Zintle Mtakati and Thulisa Mayekiso with Nico Commeignes, IkamvaYouth Branch manager

Siyolisi Bani and Pumsa Kibi receive certificates

DJ Mawande Sokaya

Top students Bongiswa Ngxanga, Pumsa Kibi, Uviwe Nqwelo and Nteboheleng Stuurman receive computers donated by Capitec Bank - Branch assistant Lazola Ndima looks on

Girls group friends share news of the past year


 Happiness is .....


Thursday, 27 September 2012

Masiphumelele Public library

The Masiphumelele Public Library is situated in the far south of the Cape Peninsula, a unique microcosm of the pre - and post-apartheid South Africa

Cape Town

Masiphumelele Library

Outreach centre with rainbow artwork

Busy Library

Story time

School projects

African Public Libraries Summit September 2012

Nyasha Sithole, computer teacher at Masiphumelele Public Library presented

 "Masiphumelele Community Library: Bridging the digital divide" at the African Public Libraries Summit September

Nyasha Sithole and Ipeleng Tingwane from Botswana at the African Public Libraries Summit 2012

Nyasha Sithole and Shafika Isaacs, Programme Director, e-Learning Africa

Nyasha Sithole and Dr Buhle Mbambo-Thata from Unisa

Nyasha Sithole and Deborah Jacobs, Director Global Libraries Initiative, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


eLearning Africa 2012

   Nyasha Sithole, computer teacher at the Masiphumelele Public Library presented Masiphumelele Library: E-learning in action at the e Learning Conference in Benin in  May 2012

Benin 2012

Presentation at the eLearning conference

Friday, 21 September 2012

Computer and Internet Outreach

The Masiphumelele Public Library computer and internet access is offered free to the community at various skill levels. 

View from the computer room
Nyasha Sithole - Computer Teacher

There are 3 beginner classes every week open to all at different levels of proficiency. An experiential approach is taken so that at the end of the class, the participants take with them what they have made.

Upgraded computer room-Thanks to the Grant from EIFL - PLIP


 Those students who are computer literate sign on for the intermediate class which is based on the ICDL model and held bi-weekly.

Class in progress

Intermediate class graduation

Job readiness courses are run in conjunction with the computer training. In this 3 month course, participants learn to write cv’s, fill in job applications, write cover letters and search the internet for jobs.

Job readiness graduation

The computer room becomes an internet café when there are no formal classes. Volunteers are always on duty to make sure the community has assistance and everyone is given a chance to access the computers.

Personal assistance

IkamvaYouth has 12 netbooks which learners use for assignments and research, especially for further study opportunities and bursaries.