Vusa’s Mission

To create social upliftment for children from underprivileged communities, through structured academic, sporting and extra mural programmes.

 
 

Vusa began in 2001 as a part-time rugby programme for children in the Langa community. However, as the programme, developed, greater needs were identified. Deficiencies in early childhood such as poor mental and physical health, addiction, homelessness, crime and family breakdown are most often the root cause of the challenges faced by South African youth in the townships.

The VUSA programme’s primary goal is to provide a hub of excellence in Langa to ensure that these challenges are addressed early on in the child's life; creating opportunities and a safe space for children to learn, play and grow.

 
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CRECHE 11am Monday - Friday

· Exposes pre-school children to vocabulary and basic numeracy skills through movement.

· As well as the physical health benefits, movement plays a big part in building vocabulary.

· Supports early childhood literacy through the Wordworx programme.

· Grade 10 Learners from Bishops Diocesan College volunteer to this programme breaking down preconceived prejudices and facilitating peer learning.

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RUGBY 3.30 – 5pm Monday - Thursday

· Teams participate in the Western Province Rugby League and compete against other participating schools in Cape Town.

· Coaches are employed from within in the community and thus understand the challenges and needs of children they work with.

· Coaching partners include UCT and Bishops Diocesan College

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ACADEMIC 3.30 – 5pm Monday - Thursday

· English and Math support is provided in addition to the regular school curriculum.

· The programme is run through Edunova.

· Progress is monitored via the online CAMI system

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RECREATION

· Passion and dreams are inspired by experiences.

· This programme takes children from the Langa Community on educational and recreational outings, creating experiences they do not ordinarily have access to and exposing them to new opportunities thus creating possibilities for a very different future.

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FOOD 5pm

· Every child who attends the VUSA programme receives a hot nutritious meal.

 

OUR IMPACT

18

YEARS OF OPERATION
AND COUNTING

2340

CHILDREN WITH
A BRIGHTER FUTURE

 

1

SPRINGBOK RUGBY
PLAYER PRODUCED

 

“To whom it may concern”

I grew up in Nyanga township which was the toughest time in my upbringing. Especially as a 13-year-old boy. The environment is consumed by drugs and alcohol and these circumstances make it challenging for one to become a success…