Community Projects

As a team we are proud to be in a position to make a difference in the lives of some underprivileged people and honourable causes. Listed below are a number of community projects we are actively involved in:

THE CRADLE OF HOPE

www.thecradleofhope.org

The Cradle of Hope is an organisation founded by Melodie van Brakel in 2009 focussing on the needs of destitute women and children in the poor suburb of West Krugersdorp. In 2011, the Cradle of Hope joined forces with Helen du Plessis, founder of the Tjokkertjies for Jesus pre-primary school. The pre-school is housed in a Government building, previously known as the Lappies & Lalie pre-school. Currently approximately 80 children and babies attend the pre-school on a daily basis, following the Play with a Purpose Pre-School Curriculum.

"The only way we can break the circle of poverty in future generations is by helping our children to obtain a good education.”

The need is great but Visio has partnered with Lappies & Lalie on a monthly basis to assist with some of the operating costs as well as a printer that is now used for class work, colouring-in pages and many more. In the past the teachers had to trace every worksheet by hand for each child.

Lappies & Lalie receives no government funding and relies completely on donations.

Ulrike Engling > CFO/COO

“I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

From The Book of Good Cheer : A Little Bundle of Cheery Thoughts (1909) by Edwin Osgood Grover

ITHEMBA SCHOOL

www.ithembaschool.org

iThemba means ‘hope’. Their vision is for children from under-resourced communities in the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town to be provided with the best possible intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual foundation for further education – giving them hope for their future.

iThemba's mission is therefore to:
> provide high quality pre-primary education
> ensure balanced nutrition and health monitoring
> maintain a safe and nurturing environment
> teach and model the good news of Jesus Christ

The aim of iThemba is to work with parents and caregivers to prepare young children for school and life in partnership with the broader community by building relationships which seek to provide the best care for children now, and to pursue opportunities for further education.

Visio contributes monthly to the school and often support ad-hoc projects.

BETHANY HOUSE ORPHANAGE

www.childincrisis.org.za

Situated in Krugersdorp, the Bethany House Trust was founded by Gert en Antoinette Jonker in 1998. The Trust was established in response to the critical need of orphans for shelter, access to primary health services and education. Currently Bethany House is home for about 60 orphaned children.

The Trust focuses on three areas:
> Welfare & Health
> Education
> Youth & Sport Development

Mission statement: "To develop and implement initiatives that will portray the Bethany House Trust as the leading nongovernmental organization in developmental issues affecting children and youth, and in so doing contribute to nation building.”

Visio contributes on a monthly basis to assist with the overall operating costs.

MAHARISHI INVINCIBILITY INSTITUTE

www.maharishiinstitute.org

The Maharishi Invincibility Institute (MII) is a non-profit organisation established in June 2007 to develop a new generation of leaders for South Africa. As South Africa’s leading non-profit private education and training provider, over 19,073 graduates have launched careers in finance, banking, advertising, technology, management consulting and more. 5,000 of these students have created their own businesses. An educational approach that has maintained a 95% job placement rate for over a decade.

MII provides financial access to the qualifications of its education partners which students access via distance education, while gaining work experience. MII focuses on Consciousness-Based Education including Transcendental Meditation to develop the full potential of every student

Visio is proud to be contributing financially to MII.

ALEXANDER WOLVES RUGBY CLUB

The Alexander Wolves Rugby Club club was formed in 2005 to support the development of rugby in the township. Although the club played under the Golden Lions Rugby Union, it was registered as an Non-profit Organisation in 2009. The club currently boasts some 370 players and 10 coaches.

Visio has sponsored rugby jerseys for the U11 and U17 girls teams as well as for the U13 and U18 boys teams and continuously sponsors rugby balls and other sports equipment.

Active social investment

Neo Mokoena > Administration

Through active social investment, Visio has shown interest and commitment to change people’s lives. Education truly is the ignition for positive change and growth.

Current Students

Visio is proud to sponsor the following students:

  • OLEBOGENG MOLEFI

    In February 2020, Olebogeng enrolled for a three-year Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at the Eduvos Institute. She chose Information Technology because she has always been interested in computers and how they operate. She has realised that the older generations are at a disadvantage when it comes to today's technology (this includes operating devices and using online platforms) and she wishes to be part of the group that bridges the gap for them. She wants to help them to effectively use the technology and enjoy it.

  • ZANE VAN ASWEGEN

    Zane is currently studying towards becoming a teacher at UNISA. This vibrant young girls loves working with people and especially kids. To teach is to encourage, to inspire, to love, to challenge, to nurture, to cultivate. This profession truly did fall into her lap, as she was nudged by her gap year dean to look into education.

  • NALEDI LEOTO

    Naledi's passion is to help small children with emotional disabilities to reach for their dreams despite of harsh challenges they are facing. She enrolled for three-year BA Humanities in 2019 at the University of the Free State. Naledi's high-spirited and energetic personality is well suited for her dream career.

  • SISIPHO MCETYWA

    In 2021 Sisipho enrolled for a four-year Nursing Diploma at the University of Limpopo. She is passionate about caring for others and wants to integrate this quality into clinical practice.

Successful Graduates

Visio is proud to have assisted these students in their educational journey:

  • GIFT MALULEKE

    Gift completed a three-year BSc Degree in Mathematical Science at the University of Limpopo at the end of 2019.

  • SIYABONGA NCUBE

    Siyabonga completed his bridging certificate to N1 at Oxbridge Academy, including Introductory Engineering Science, Mathematics, Industrial Communication and Drawing. He has also obtaining his National Qualification SAQA ID 67109.

  • PRUDENCE MAAKE

    Prudence completed a Diploma in Media Practices (HDIPMP) at Boston Media House, Sandton in 2020.

  • AWA KUNZ-KARL-NAM

    Awa graduated at the University of Johannesburg and has proudly obtained her degree in B-com Finance. Awa is an exceptional lady with a real "can-do attitude” and we are confident that she will be truly successful.

  • THSEPISO RAKGWALE

    Thsepiso completed a training program and examination to operate an excavator at the Auckland Tutorial College. He also successfully completed the following courses at The Balwin Foundation NPC: Bricklaying; Plastering; Manage Construction Resources and Basic PC Operations, showing not only great commitment but also quite the creative flair. A successful collaboration resulted in Tshepiso's full time employment in April 2018 as a Finisher at one of the Balwin Properties developments.

  • BONGANI MCETYWA

    Bongani graduated from Walter Sisulu University in November 2016, successfully completing his Bachelor of Science – Environmental Studies.

  • SITHEMBISO MCETYWA

    Sithembiso has completed his teaching degree at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, specialising in Lifesciences, Mathematical Literacy and Isixhosa.

  • EMILY SHABA

    Emily has completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Rosebank College in Braamfontein.