Vision AfriKa has now taken over the managing role of the ”2-22” educational programme in Kayamandi and has already introduced an innovative, new initiative in collaboration with another charity.
The “2-22” programme was jointly set up with the not-for-profit Greater Stellenbosch Development Trust at the Ikhaya Trust Centre in 2012 in order to support the development of underprivileged children from their early years – two years of age onwards – until becoming young adults – aged 22 or more. The partnership culminated in Vision AfriKa being the managing partner and the GSDT continuing to be the funding and logistics partner of programmes offered to Pre-School, Primary School and High School learners. The 3 focus groups comprises the Ikhaya Pre-Primary School with 87 pre-schoolers (two to six year olds), attending the well-resourced facility in Kayamandi.
The Macias Restis Aftercare facilities also provide 150+ learners in Grades One to Seven with homework support. A specialised ‘Reading Eggs’ programme offers technology based help with English literacy, while Vision AfriKa’s existing high School programmes focuses on life skills, personal development and community involvement.
But Vision AfriKa has also just got together with a third party non-governmental organisation, The Anna Foundation, in order to enhance its Aftercare initiative further.
Based on a philosophy of holistic individual development and the need for a healthy mind and body, the focus of the new initiative is to develop the ‘3Rs’. These consist of Reading (academic education), Running (sports) and ‘Right-ing’ or developing useful life skills.
Mbasa Rola, who is currently in Grade Five, said: “The Ikhaya Trust has done a lot for us in the past and I hope it will be able to do the same in future like sponsor us, help us with our homework and provide us with activities such as soccer, dancing, acting and singing.”