Unfortunately, less than 50% of adults in Gauteng passed Matric and research shows non-white South Africans are the most 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 a really great program lead by great people. It was really an absolutely amazing experience to see what difference cultural integration , effort to make a difference and motivation can make in a child’s life.I came to volunteer once and my life was significantly impacted hence I kept on coming back for … Continue reading Y-Binh Nguyen
I have been with the Mamelodi initiative program for seven years. I started first as a student for five years (grade 8-12) then became a volunteer after high school. The initiative has impacted my life in a tremendous manner as it shaped my career today. When I was still a student I attended a photography … Continue reading Itshokeng Nkadimeng
I heard about the Mamelodi Initiative from a friend in the United States.I came to the program to help the Mamelodi community with academic enrichment, especially mathematics.This was my first time coming to South Africa and being part of the program but I felt welcomed, made new friends, and no one ever made me feel like … Continue reading Elias Ghantous