Unfortunately, less than 50% of adults in Gauteng passed Matric and research shows non-white South Africans are the likely to drop out, making this issue even more urgent in township communities. Increased drop-out rates leads to higher unemployment, higher crime rates, and more reliance on the government. Part of the reason for drop-outs is an accumulation of a knowledge gap. John Hopkins University has said the holiday learning loss for low-income or disadvantaged youth is at least double non-low income counterparts who traditionally have greater access to holiday programming.
These are the friendly, dedicated people that organize everything. They take care of all the planning and logistics, make sure all the programs run smoothly and all the volunteers and learners are happy.
Our Advisory Board
These are all the important people that keep the organization accountable and moving in the right direction. They offer leadership and guidance and make sure the organization reaches its targets and fulfills its mandate.
The Mamelodi Initiative is really a great program lead by great people. It was really an absolutely amazing experience to see the huge difference just a little bit of time, effort and motivation can make in a child’s life. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone!
Volunteering at Mamelodi Innitiative was amazing! I loved spending time getting to know the kids and helping them out and enjoyed the little excursions the leaders from Mamelodi Innitiative planned so we could also experience a bit of South Africa’s culture, food and beauty.
If you want to spend your holiday time wisely I’d recommend the Mamelodi Innitiative. The program is well run and is a great all round experience. My favorite part of the program was seeing the kids grow in self-confidence as they learned and their scores kept improving.