Vision AfriKa plans to host a big event at its Kayamandi headquarters in Stellenbosch next month in order to celebrate its 10-year anniversary.
The educational charity was set up in 2004 by philanthropists, Deane Hill and Ben and Unathi Loos who wanted to find ways of enabling youth in the Kayamandi township to dream big and achieve their full potential.
The NGO has since broadened its remit to cover learners in the nearby Vlottenburg area and in 2011 changed its name from Vision K to reflect its wider ambitions. These include expanding its work into other disadvantaged communities across Africa over time.
Vision AfriKa’s anniversary celebration will take place on 2 May, the day after the Workers’ Day public holiday. It will consist of a talent show, showcasing drama, poetry, music and dance, in which learners from both sites will participate.
Alumni who have previously taken part in the charity’s programme have also been invited to emcee the event and share their past experiences, explaining what they gained from it and how it helped them to get where they are today.
A total of some 400 learners and their family are expected to attend.