Vision AfriKa has rolled out the same aftercare facilities provided at its Kayamandi headquarters to learners at its secondary site in Vlottenburg as the initial phase of wider expansion plans.
The Vision V centre opened on 11 January on the local Vlottenburg primary school site and caters to the needs of 50 Grade 1 and 2 students. They were either referred to Vision AfriKa by their teachers or selected following a formal application process, but the objective is to add a new grade each year as far as Grade 7.
The aftercare service runs five days per week after school from 13.30 to 16.00 and is staffed by two facilitators. The programme itself provides learners with academic support based around their classroom studies and also have desires to teach computer and online skills. Physical activity in the form of sports training and running obstacle courses is likewise encouraged.
The aim over time is to expand provision of the aftercare facilities to support a range of underserved and poorly resourced communities in and around the town of Stellenbosch.