Meet Our Learners and Tutors

Meet Lerato Letele, Grade 7 student

posted Nov 11, 2013, 7:40 AM by Kliptown Youth Program   [ updated Nov 15, 2013, 7:45 AM by Peter Johannsen ]

How has KYP’s tutoring program made a difference in your life? The KYP tutoring program has made a huge difference in my life.  I now understand my school work better than I did before, and I have received a scholarship to attend at one of the top ten high schools in South Africa.


What are your life goals?  What do you want to be when you grow up?  My life goal is to succeed and become a better person who will inspire other kids in community.  When I grow up, I want to be an accountant.


Why are you a KYP member? I am KYP member because I want to help people, and I want to be a good leader to the other coming generations.  I want to be a conqueror in life.


What do you love about KYP? I love KYP because it is a good place to be.  You have all the leaders as your pillow of strength. KYP is always there to help whenever we need things.


What has been a challenge you have faced in your life?  How have you met that challenge? When my grandmother passed away, that was a very difficult stage in my life. But the whole KYP family, my friends, and tutor where there to help.

Meet Thulani Mhambi, Grade 6 primary tutor

posted Nov 11, 2013, 7:32 AM by Kliptown Youth Program   [ updated Nov 15, 2013, 7:45 AM by Peter Johannsen ]

Why do you tutor at KYP? I tutor because tutoring is something I have a passion for.  I tutor the grade 6 pupils in numeracy and English.


What is your favorite thing about KYP? My favourite thing about KYP is the fact that it grooms and grows young people into great leaders for the future.  You are taught to make right decisions for your life at such a young age.


What are your hopes for your students? My hope for my students is to see them educated, because when they have ownership of their education, no one can take that away from them.  I hope as they grow they realise how challenging life is, and they will see education as a solution to better themselves and their families.


What made choose to sacrifice your free time to come and tutor at KYP? I believe strongly in the saying “one hand helps another.”  It makes me feel good to help the community I grew up in.  Not only is this helping the students, but it’s helping me too as a tutor.  My confidence is growing every day being with the kids.


What difference is the KYP tutoring program is making in the children’s lives? KYP creates well structured learning assistance for the students, and it creates opportunities for them to dream big.


What does KYP mean to you? KYP means development in our community for future transformation.



Meet Naomi Qwabe, Grade 12 high school student

posted Nov 11, 2013, 7:30 AM by Kliptown Youth Program   [ updated Nov 11, 2013, 7:38 AM ]

How has KYP’s tutoring program made a difference in your life? It has prepared me for my exams and helped outline the fact that I’m the one responsible for my education.  It has also improved my marks both in English and mathematics.

What are your life goals?  What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a stockbroker or a chartered accountant.


Why are you a KYP member? I had always been sitting at home doing nothing.  KYP helps me keep away from all the negative influences, but still have a chance to explore the outside world with different people. I am a member of KYP because it gives something positive to do every day.


What do you love about KYP? I love KYP because it is a helping hand and it is my home.  The leaders are always there to help us in whatever we need.  They guide us and show the right way when we go wrong.


What has been a challenge you have faced in your life?  How have you met that challenge? Losing my dad was a big challenge.  I learned how to accept it and acknowledge that I still have my mother and  KYP to lean on.


What does KYP mean to you? KYP means always having a family to go to, and having a support system and friends who can be shoulders to cry on. It means always having someone to show you the importance of having good education. It means so much to a young person like me who has dreams.



Meet Mr. Mandlazi, high school English tutor and lead tutor for the high school tutoring program

posted Nov 11, 2013, 7:27 AM by Kliptown Youth Program   [ updated Nov 11, 2013, 7:39 AM ]

Why do you tutor at KYP? I tutor English, my subject of specialization. My aim is to enable my students to express themselves in English, the means of expression throughout much of our contemporary world.


What is your favorite thing about KYP? I like the environment which is conducive to effective teaching and learning. The programme itself is also run professionally by the directors.


What are your hopes for your students?  My hopes are that all students can attain their common academic goals through dedication and commitment in their academic  activities. We are trying our level best to make this come to fruition.


What made choose to sacrifice your free time to come and tutor at KYP? I realised that the children here are all willing to receive the quality education that they rightly deserve, and I felt that it is necessary for me and the other tutors to help them to be the best of our ability. I’ve known Kliptown as a slum area since childhood, and I felt that it is important to come and offer my expertise.


What difference is the KYP tutoring program is making in the children’s lives? KYP, is a very generous tutoring program.  Children who make themselves available by attending the lessons are receiving quality education, which makes them substantially different from those who are not part of the program. Early indications are that most children, if not all, will become conscientious and helpful members of this poverty stricken community in a shortage passage of time to come.



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