Vision AfriKa - Inspiring Dreams
Vision AfriKa is an organisation that supports youth (grades 8-12, and matriculants) in their process of personal growth and development. By participating in this programme, our facilitators and youth embark on a shared explorative journey of critical thinking, visionary dreaming, goal-setting, leadership development, academic improvement and active community citizenship. We are currently based in Kayamandi and Vlottenburg, which are part of the Greater Stellenbosch area.
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Vision Kayamandi was established in 2003, and congratulated its first year of matriculated students in 2006. There are currently 161 learners enrolled in the Kayamandi branch, while 132 post-grade 12s (who have successfully completed the programme) are being monitored as they pursue tertiary education or other career paths.
Vision Vlottenburg was established in 2010 with an initial amount of 16 Grade 10 learners. There are currently 140 learners enrolled in the Vlottenburg branch.
The 2 branches of Vision AfriKa currently reach 433 young people every year with its various programme components. Of these young people, 301 are currently in high school and 132 have matriculated. There are currently 68 Vision Afrika alumni furthering their studies.
Offering a psycho-social support system to South African youth from underserved communities, which challenges existing perspectives on life with youth reaching their potential by taking responsibility for their own dreams.
This is a relationship-driven programme that seeks to:
*Challenge and eradicate the mentality of helplessness and dependency in underserved communities.
*Motivate youth to appreciate the value of education and support them in taking responsibility for their own academic achievements and progress.
*Utilise life skills training and critical thinking to empower youth to overcome self-defeating thought (and lifestyle) patterns and to pursue dreams of alternative futures for themselves, their community and country.
*Create platforms for youth to research, discuss/debate, plan and take action against perceived social ills and injustices in their communities and country.
*Challenge existing value systems and emphasise a value system which includes: integrity, perseverance, teamwork, respect for self and others, responsibility, ubuntu (humanity), humility and servitude.
*Develop leadership skills in youth in order for them to become role models and agents of change in their communities.
We are a registered NPO. Number: 035 766