Viva Foundation Measurable Outcomes for 2018.

How Viva made a difference in 2018

Viva Kids Mamelodi - Early Learning Centre provided education, care and childhood development to 106 children in 4 age-groups from 0 - 5 in the Alaska Informal Settlement, including SOUNS Literacy programme.  

We were donated a new, furnished Wooden Baby Room from Much Ashpalt, with cots and educational toys from private donors, creating a beautiful space for our littlest ones. 

Viva Village Independent School Mamelodi – provided quality Independent Education to 120 Children in Foundation Phase (Grade R to Grade 3) and Intersen Phase [Grade 4] with qualified, SACE registered faculty and augmented CAPS curriculum, supported by HCS, Pretoria. Capitalworks sponsors the OPEX of Grade R and other sponsors in 2018 included the Kid Group, Thesele, Heva e.V. and several private donors.  

We provide Computer training in our Computer Lab, sponsored by Vodacom SA, Music Tuition sponsored by private donors in Holland and Art tuition in additional to regular curriculum.  

SAPRI - South African People's Response Initiative - Sexual Violence Prevention and Response. Added 50 panic buttons to the initial deployment of 200 panic buttons in the community, eradicated sexual violence (cases reduced from 120 rapes per year in the neighbourhood, to 0 attempted rapes and 0 rapes for 2017 and 2018) and domestic violence (30% of all women regularly, or sporadically abused by partners, reduced to 1 case of domestic violence for 2018) among our beneficiaries.  The Additional buttons were made possible by a donation from the Projects for Peace initiative of the University of Florida.  

 Art – Conducted a Viva Township Art Festival in Mamelodi East on Youth Day including Viva’s got Talent with prize-money in 5 categories. 

Poverty Alleviation - Skills training and Enterprise Development provided to underprivileged adults and youths in Mamelodi East, including

workshops in Clinical Thermography, Energy Management and consulting in Business Start-up and Procurement.  

Youth Development - The Switch On Youth learning-to-learn after school care programme added Dance, Drama, Art & Poetry to their programme.

Orphans and Vulnerable Children - Home-based support, blankets and Christmas Celebration to 500+ beneficiaries in Mamelodi East.

Feeding Scheme - 110 000+ meals provided in 2018 sponsored by the Add Hope Campaign, Woolworths and Pick n Pay Baking School, Pretoria. 

Infra-structure – Solar water heaters installed at Viva Village, Mamelodi East and Viva Connect, Cullinan.  

Volunteering – welcomed close to a thousand volunteers at Viva throughout 2018, including 2 groups of a total of 400 high-school volunteers from Curro Thatchfield, groups from the University of Pretoria, Hatfield Christian Church, individuals and companies as well as over 100 volunteers at the annual Mandela Day in July.  Activities included vegetable gardening, building, grounds-clearing, painting, cooking, cleaning, workshops, children’s activities, teaching and team-building days.

We had a family from the USA volunteering full-time, with their 5 children, at the Viva Sharehouse from March to December 2018.  

In April 2018, we suffered severe rain damage to our centre, particularly in the building that housed the Youth Centre, Library, Children's room, Store and Teacher's lounge.  The ceiling caved in and exposed mould in the separating walls.  Through donations from many individuals, Much Asphalt and the Hansel-und-Gretel-Burkhard Stiftung in Germany, we were able to purchase a new shipping container classroom and two wooden houses for the Library and Baby Room.  The building was renovated and the inner walls removed, which has now become a much needed hall.