Welcome to iKamvelihle Development Trust (iKDT)

iKamvelihle - "a brighter future"

2016 - 2021: Celebrating Five Years of Providing Support to Remote Rural Schools


Our commitment to providing support to remote rural schools is evidenced by some of our success in the past years.

Early Childhood Development and Foundation Phase

The iKDT support programme on Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Foundation Phase is focused on supporting children in Grade RR (4 years old) to those in Grade 3 (9 years old). The priority of this programme is to strengthen the basic literacy and numeracy competencies of learners from an early age and ensure a better quality progression to the next educational phases.

Learning Strategies, Study Skills and Exam Prep Workshops

iKDT coordinates these workshops to empower Grade 12 learners and teachers with study skills that enable exam success. The workshops also assist learners identify and know their learning styles. It introduces learners to life-long learning skills that can be used beyond the school environment. The beneficiaries include 412 Grade 12 learners and 36 teachers.

Exposure to Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)

We facilitate these workshops with Nelson Mandela University, the workshops aim to expose the learners to Science, Technology and Innovation.

School Leadership and governance workshops

iKDT and NMU facilitate these leadership and governance workshops to firstly train the Representative Council of Learners (RCL) on how to lead their fellow learners efficiently and represent them well. We also host these workshops to train and educate School Governing Bodies (SGBs) and Principals on how to efficiently govern the schools. The Nelson Mandela University is represented by Dr Bruce Damons, Mr Jabu Bam and Mr Nkosinathi Mzuzu.

Achievement Awards

iKDT established the achievement awards to motivate learners, teachers, parents and institutions to achieve higher educational outcomes and excellence. The awards are held to benefit learners in high schools. The awards have been held every year in January and October since 2015.

Interactive Cala Career Expos

iKDT established the Interactive Cala Career Expo to expose learners, parents and teachers to careers and scarce skills requirements for the job market and entrepreneurship. The Expo also aims to nurture youth capabilities and help them to make informed subject choices. The Career Expo has a total of 3760 beneficiaries per annum.