GRATITUDE FOR GOOD
A Blog by Gratitude Alliance
We are thrilled to share the recent achievements in South Africa from our local partner, Ikasi Youth Every Day Heroes.
The Ikasi Youth Everyday Heroes project aims to inspire, connect and equip adolescent boys and young men from the Imizamo Yethu township with leadership, life skills, and academic support, to empower them to lead the way out of poverty and become changemakers in their community.
Thanks to the leadership of Jeremy Smith, the new Academic Program Head, funded with support from the Global Gratitude Alliance community, and the dedication of staff, parents, and community partners, vast improvements to curriculum structure and accessibility to educational resources has resulted in a remarkable improvement of attendance and academic progress among the 22 boys and young men currently committed to the program.
Funding from GGA also helped Ikasi Youth to purchase much needed equipment and supplies, such as a laptop and internet connection, books, white board, flip chart, and digital projector, which has improved the heroes' daily learning experience and creates a more efficient and collaborative learning environment where both students and staff use the club house as a hub for study, administration, and community gatherings.
We are so proud to witness the continued academic growth and personal achievements of the Ikasi Youth and are deeply grateful for the talented and motivated staff whose work and vision for providing educational resources, leadership and life skills are empowering, elevating, and positively changing the lives of South African boys and young men.