As promised earlier in November 2005 issue of i4d, we are providing here the interview of Jean-Paul Bauer, one of the winners of Youth and ICT Award, 2005. Mr Bauer is currently IT Director of IkamvaYouth and technology consultant to bridges.org (an international ICT policy NGO). IkamvaYouth is a by-youth, for-youth, non-profit organisation based at the Nazeema Isaacs library in Khayelitsha, Cape Town that aims to broaden the post-school opportunities of disadvantaged youth in Khayelitsha. It seeks to address grass – root level problems and to build e-Literacy and communication skills enabled by ICTs. In IkamvaYouth, he has been central to the development of the IT set-up currently in place. He has also played a crucial role in managing the project.
What are main focus of your organisation?
IkamvaYouth aims to broaden the post-school opportunities of disadvantaged youth in Khayalitsha. It does so by implementing the following three core programmes: