Kliptown Youth Program

by Tinashe Kaseke

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Kliptown, South Africa

Tinashe Kaseke

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KYP is a community based educational organisation that provides holistic support and opportunities to the people of Kliptown and surrounding communities.

KYP’s tutoring, athletic, and arts programs provide a life to the children of Kliptown not defined by survival, but by their ability to be active community members, to have dreams, and most of all, to have hope for their futures. KYP focuses members’ education and their personal development, supporting their needs, and connecting them with opportunities that will help them support themselves and their families.

KYP has a staff of 20 adults, the vast majority of whom grew up in Kliptown and faced the challenges that community members live with.

KYP is built around their tutoring program. All children from Grade 1 through Grade 12 attend tutoring and study sessions for two hours, Monday through Thursday afternoons. The focus is on English, Mathematics and homework assistance. Primary school students are tutored by members of the community who have gone through KYP’s tutor training program.

High school students are tutored by professional teachers two days a week, and participate in peer-to-peer tutoring the other two days. While only 1 in 3 residents of Kliptown students can expect to pass their matric, KYP’s tutoring program has enabled over 80% of KYP members to pass their grade 12 exams.

Because young people cannot learn effectively if they are hungry, KYP’s food program provides all members with two nutritious meal a day. In the morning, the children are able to eat breakfast or get a bag lunch to take to school, and then fuel up with a hot meal before digging into their tutoring and other KYP activities.