World Vision South Africa identify the most fragile areas and the most vulnerable children and establish an Area Programme within these communities.
The initial step is to conduct a base line assessment and conduct discussions with the community, community leaders and community stakeholders, including local government.
A development programme and detailed implementation plan are crafted, based on these findings, to address the highest priorities.
This programme will address, according to these priorities, the needs within Child Protection, Health, Education and Enterprise Development.
This programme is then implemented with the involvement of World Vision South Africa staff and community volunteers and stakeholders.
The programme is monitored on a regular basis in terms of the activities, the outputs and the impact which lead to adjustments, modifications and improvemnets to the detailed implementation plan.
Throughout the 15 to 18 years of this implementation plan constant attention is given to building sustainability to ensure that the community has the capabilities to ensure ongoing impact.
In assessing and addressing the needs of a community, our focus is on the following four Impact Areas.
The protection of children in South Africa is a major issue in many communities.
This includes issues such as child and gender abuse, teenage and school child pregnancies, bullying and under age marriages.
We work to train and strengthen communities, community bodies and families in order to address these issues and build the level of child protection.
Every child and community has a right to access to health.
We address this issue through training in sanitation and hygiene, improvement of access to potable water and health services as well as community advocacy.
The standard of education in many communities of South Africa is resulting in high levels of functional illiteracy. We work with schools and preschools to equip teachers and schools to improve the level of literacy and to better prepare preschool children for their entry into primary schools.
Our seriously high levels of unemployment in South Africa are a major concern and cause of poverty stricken communities and families.
We undertake enterprise development within communities to build entrepreneurship and employment and improve livelihoods.
Where We Work
We work in the most fragile areas of South Africa targeting the most vulnerable children.
World Vision are committed to address the critical needs which occur as a result of natural disasters and emergencies.