Vision AfriKa started out 11 years ago with 16 Grade 10 learners and a plan for a 3-year programme aimed at High School learners. Today we are excited to offer programmes spanning from age 2-22 in the form of an Early Childhood Education Centre, Primary School Aftercare, High School Programmes and support to our alumni, impacting in excess of 600 children and young people from Kayamandi and the Vlottenburg area.
Core successes over the past 10 years have been a grade 12 pass rate in excess of 95%. This year we can boast with 90% of our matriculants on the programme passing their Grade 12 exams with Bachelors’ Endorsements (compared to a national average of 26%), with at least 50% of our learners managing to enrol in tertiary studies. Above 90% of children graduating from our ECD facility have been tested to be school ready, with an above average proficiency in English (compared to other township children).
Community buy-in (local staff) and participation (especially parental involvement) are further cornerstones of our philosophy towards youth development.
Lack of enough classroom space for Primary School learners in Kayamandi, resulted in the establishment of the Vision AfriKa Primary School in 2015. The primary school was added to the existing Vision AfriKa programmes (Early Childhood development, Primary School Aftercare and High School), and is mutually enhancing and complementing the overall service delivered. Best practices of blended learning are incorporated with a holistic focus including active parent and community involvement.
Well-qualified teachers and assistants offer quality education in surroundings conducive to learning. Classroom innovation looks beyond the simple use of technology to encourage shared learning and inquisitive exploration (as opposed to the memorising of information given as a set of facts).