25thFeb

ALUMNI NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2020

SOCIAL CAPITAL: WE ALL HAVE IT There is something in life called “social capital” – the people you know, the people who know you and circumstances under which you know each other. Quite unfortunately, people think or behave as though social capital is only needed at weddings and burials. We all know that person whom

24thFeb

Diatile Makuwa

Diatile Makuwa, 26, from Diepsloot, was introduced to Afrika Tikkun’s Dishumeleni self-help group in 2017. As a mom to a son diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one, meeting caregivers and other parents of children with disabilities felt like a warm and welcoming safety net. It did however, take Diatile some time to

28thJan

COFFEE CHANGED MY LIFE.

Difficult roads can sometimes lead to beautiful destinations. This is so true of my life journey so far. My Name is Phumzile Valashiya and I come from a township called Orange Farm out in Vereeniging. I have been brought up by my family and they have shown me the true meaning of love, respect and

26thJan

ALUMNI NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2020

WHAT’S NEW? Alumni Network 2020 This year, the Alumni Network is set to grow exponentially. 2020 marks the year we deepen our commitment to create an exciting movement that engages young people and harnesses your diverse voices across all fields of economic development.  We have a number of new offerings, such as the ‘Young Urban

20thJan

2019 Matric Results – highs amid a picture of concern

Nellie Zembe, Subject Matter Expert, Child and Youth Development Programme, Afrika Tikkun This year’s Matric results were record-breaking. However, in addition to leaving our boys behind, we are losing a mass of nameless, faceless learners along the way The 2019 Matric pass rate of 81.3% is a major achievement, particularly for learners compelled to perform

15thJan

The power of connection in an interconnected world

Afrika Tikkun’s centres of excellence are little worlds unto themselves; vibrant spaces where information relating to education, skills, careers and life is shared. Aware that the kids of today live in a world increasingly characterised by digital interconnectedness, Afrika Tikkun’s centres also attempt to carve out technological hubs where information is just a click away.

9thJan

Power packs for a new school year

Across South Africa, Grade One learners are about to embark on an important chapter in their learning journey. Anxiety and tears often accompany this new and daunting experience. However, kids who recently graduated from Afrika Tikkun’s Early Childhood Development Programme at Uthando Centre in Braamfontein, will be making their first confident step in style. On