Getting children into Grade 1: Social workers to the rescue!

Posted on January 24, 2018

. Meet Benson Sr Beets Siyawareva, one of our social workers here at Valley Development Projects. Benson and the other social workers have assisted numerous parents in obtaining late registration birth certificates for their children so that they can attend Grade 1 this year. This is just one of the seemingly simple yet really quite complicated matters that these incredible humans do to assist children and their families in Ocean View and Masiphumelele.   No child in SA may attendRead More

End of year celebrations at VDP

Posted on December 14, 2017

The end of year is a busy  and exciting time here at VDP.  In between all the finishing of reports and finalising budgets and all those end of year tasks that need to happen; its the time of year where the staff get to celebrate and reflect on the year gone by.  It’s the time of year where we get to honour and thank all the staff  who work so hard and put so much love and care into theseRead More

SUN: Sustainable United Neighbourhoods

Posted on November 15, 2017

  The third and final group of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) ladies from Ocean View, commenced their 8 month self development  programme here at VDP  in Ocean View this week. These workshops mark the beginning of an exciting  collaboration between Valley Development Projects, Community Cohesion, Living Hope and the City of Cape Town. In this first session the ladies are doing restorative healing group work with the wonderful  Bronwyn Moore of Community Cohesion. This weeks group came up with SUN as their  groupRead More

Growing Women Of Wisdom in Ocean View (WOW!)

Posted on November 7, 2017

  This week marks the beginning of an 8 month collaboration between Valley Development Projects , Community Cohesion ,Living Hope and the City of Cape Town. This self development programme will be working with 58 women from Ocean View who form part of the City of Cape Town’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). The goal of the collaboration is to equip and empower these selected woman during their time with the EPWP to become the eyes and ears and beaconsRead More

Green Curtains pre-school registrations for 2018 now open

Posted on November 6, 2017

Registrations are now open for 2018 at our Green Curtians pre- school in Ocean View . Green Curtains Preschool provides quality education and partial care for children between the ages of 3 and 6 years.   With a team of qualified and experienced  educators and volunteers, the school provides a stimulating learning programme for all children.  To secure your child a place, do not delay and come and collect the forms at from the school; 6 Swallow Road, Ocean View. Our wonderfulRead More

Come and Play, Heritage Day

Posted on October 11, 2017

  Our Community Development programme hosted a wonderful “Come and Play”  Heritage themed School Holiday Programme last week.  With all the recent troubles in Ocean View, Sherine and her team wanted to get the children out of the community and into nature, so they spent two fun filled days down at the beach. The children then spent the week preparing for the Heritage Day celebration on Friday. They were divided into the four main “cultural” groups represented by the childrenRead More

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