Vision AfriKa held a two-day meeting in mid-August to inform parents about their children’s progress and also to thank them for their support over the previous year.
The meeting, which was held at the Ikhaya Trust Centre in the Kayamandi township, was aimed at parents with learners in Grades 8 to 11. Discussions were held about the students’ academic performance and parents were encouraged to support their children in their studies both at home and at school.
Siyasanga Nyula, a Visionary alumni, also attended the meeting and told everyone about what he had gained by taking part in the Vision AfriKa programme, what the educational development NGO had done for him and what it meant to him. He is now a successful student studying agriculture at the University of Stellenbosch.
The parents likewise expressed their gratitude to Vision AfriKa’s staff and talked about what the programme meant to them and their children. They were also informed about forthcoming outings to in October and asked to make a financial contribution towards the much-anticipated trips.
The Grade 8s are visiting the Iziko Museums in Cape Town; the Grade 9s will be ice skating in the Goodwood suburb of the Mother City; the Grade 10s will climb Table Mountain and the Grade 11s are taking part in the city’s annual fun Run.