Vision afriKa – Inspiring Dreams
Vision AfriKa is an organisation that supports youth (grade 10, 11 and 12) 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 is part of the Greater Stellenbosch area.
Vision Kayamandi was established in 2003, and completed its first three year cycle in 2006. 86 youths are currently enrolled in the Kayamandi branch (Vision Kayamandi), while 34 post-Grade 12 youths (who have successfully completed the programme) are being monitored.
Vision Vlottenburg was established in 2010 with an initial amount of 16 Grade 10 learners. Having successfully completed the grade 10 Life Skills programme in 2010, 14 of these learners have now progressed to the grade 11 programme and a new group of 15 grade 10 learners are enrolled for the year 2011.
Offering a social-support system that challenges existing perspectives on life with youth reaching their potential by taking responsibility for their own dreams
This is a relationship-driven program that seeks to:
- Create opportunities for youth to encounter and critically evaluate alternative ways of thinking and doing.
- Encourage and support youth in the process of actively taking responsibility for their own lives, communities and country.
- Utilise life skills training and critical thinking to empower youth to pursue dreams of alternative futures for themselves, their community and country.
- Encourage and support youth to bridge cultural, educational and economic divides between different racial groups in the Greater Stellenbosch Area and South Africa. Motivate youth to appreciate the value of education and to take responsibility for their own academic achievements/progress.
- Create platforms for youth to research, discuss/debate, plan and take action against perceived social ills and injustices in their communities and country. (see points 3)
- 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, and
- to 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