Inkululeko recognizes the challenges that South African township youth face in low-income, low-expectation communities that are a legacy of apartheid. Inkululeko provides skills, support, and guidance so that these students are ready to apply, attend, and succeed at university. Inkululeko works within existing frameworks to address the challenges and opportunities that the community has identified.
Current participant, Zanele Magopeni, said, “Inkululeko is a great place to be in, because not only does it focus on our academics, but also other factors that make us humans such as [an] awareness campaign about drug abuse in youth. I will belong to Inkululeko for life.”
Inkululeko is a relatively new organization, but has already incorporated evaluative tools to make sure their interventions are effective. Their program is locally driven, designed to be sustainable, and is addressing the effects of historic colonialism in the region. FBB if proud to support this organization.