OFFERING THE BEST EDUCATION WHERE ITS NEEDED MOST
It is the conviction of the Viva Foundation of South Africa that education is the key to turning the tide of poverty. The reality is that those who are not poor, have access to the best education and those who need the best education, usually cannot afford it. We want to offer children in informal settlements the same opportunities as their peers in affluent neighbourhoods. The Viva Village Independent School is levelling the playing field and placing underprivileged children in the starting blocks, along with every other child in South Africa, which had been a dream of the organisation for many years.
In 2013, we were approached by Capitalworks Foundation and given the opportunity to make this dream come true. As primary funder, Capitalworks has gone the extra mile and introduced the Viva Independent School to it's partners, peers, friends and even staff, who became involved in the project on a personal and corporate level.
Providing quality education to underprivileged communities through the establishment of a primary school, which was launched with Grade R in January 2014. In 2015, we added Grade 1 and this year Grade 2. We hope to add Grade 3 in 2017 to have a fully-fledged Foundation Phase. The medium is English.
With the help of corporations and individuals, the school was able to put in place infrastructure and classrooms by utilising, furnishing and equipping converted shipping containers.
Partnering with corporate and private funders in providing sponsorships for underprivileged children (all children are sponsored and parents required to make a contribution)
Our partners are:
St. Stephens Anglican Diocese Sunninghill
KFC Add Hope Campaign
Stirlings Bathroom Design
Pretoria Paper Suppliers
Individual sponsors and donors in their personal capacity