Vision AfriKa’s programme for Grade 8 learners is based around the theme of stability, which means ensuring that they have a strong foundation on which to build in order to achieve their future goals.
The initiative, targeted at a specially selected group of 14 year olds, is only relatively new, starting at the Kayamandi site two years ago and being introduced for the first time this year at Vlottenburg.
As a result, we decided to ask some of the learners taking part in the more established Vision Afrika Kayamandi scheme what their expectations were of the programme going forward and what innovations they would like to see in future.
Here are some of their responses:
Zizipho Sibewu: “I want to grow up and have a bright future so that I can come back and help other kids like us who have been so fortunate. I would love to get a chance to support others in years to come in the same that we have been supported. Thank you.”
Aphelele Hlwempu: “My expectations of the Vision AfriKa programme are that it will support me in my studies and expose me to useful, new skills in life like computer literacy.”
Sihle Makreqa: “I hope that Vision AfriKa will teach me how to cope better with the people around me and guide me in what I need to do to have success in life. I would also like the programme to include more sports and physical activities.”
Phozisa Sotashe: “I would like Vision AfriKa to teach me how to share with my school mates more effectively in terms of group work. It would also be great if the Grade 8 programmes at Kayamandi and Vlottenberg could get together sometimes.”
Gcobisa Qanye: “On my expectations list are things like being supported in my school work and being given guidance in how to choose a future career as well as not do bad stuff. I would also like the programme to include more activities like sport.”
Luvo Nqandabantu: “My hope is that Vision AfriKa will help me to improve on my school work and also on my English language skills. I am also keen to learn more about computers and would love to take part in more fun activities and sports. I love Vision AfriKa.”