The Volunteer Wildfire Services have been combating dangerous and often deadly runaway fires since being baptised through the devastating fires in 1999 / 2000 in Cape Town. With approximately 180 members at three stations the VWS is now a highly organised Section 21 Company that is gaining in reputation every year passing. The VWS has assisted the Table Mountain National Park and Cape Nature as a first responder with some of the wildest fires Cape Town has ever experienced. Working closely with other emergency service organisations in wildland fire management such as Table Mountain National Park, Cape Nature, Cape Town Fire & Emergency Services, Disaster Management, Winelands Fire Brigade, Stellenbosch Fire Brigade and Working on Fire has meant that the VWS has, to date, achieved over 39,000 active fire fighting hours between it’s members and stations.
A letter sent by the Wildfire Services to show their appreciation of our services to them.
Constantia - Wynberg Education Sharing Initiative
The Constantia Wynberg Education Shared Initiative (CWESI), was the brainchild of Mrs Joan Williamson who founded it in her garage in 1983. She discovered that many of the domestic workers in the Constantia area could not read, write or do basic numeracy. She sought to establish a centre of learning for adults wanting to learn these basic skills and either write Matric or improve upon their existing Matric results. from these humble beginnings the school was supported by the Catholic Church in Constantia and then moved to Wynberg Boys’ High in 1994. Today we have 25 ABET students and 68 Senior Certificate or “old matric” students.
Wynberg Old Boys Union
Established in 1929 the Wynberg Old Boys Union has a worldwide membership of over 7200 old boys of Wynberg Boys High and Junior Schools.
B.E.S.T. Centre uses the WCED A.B.E.T. curriculum to help young people who have fallen behind in their education or who battle to cope in the mainstream education system. The Centre sets out to get such learners back on track and to achieve the A.B.E.T. Level 4 and GETC. After attaining the A.B.E.T. Level 4 (Grade 9) successful learners will be able to further their education at other Educational Institutions such as F.E.T. Colleges or mainstream schooling, if appropriate.
Registered NPO (under Auspices of CAPE YOUTH CARE) Registered as Independent School with Western Cape Education Department
ACTIVATE! is a network of young leaders equipped to drive change for the public good across South Africa. Connecting youth who have the skills, sense of self and spark to address tough challenges and initiate innovative and creative solutions that can reshape our society
The goal of the Activate! Leadership and Public Innovation programme is to spark public innovation by charging up a network of young leaders so that they can link the poles of South African society.
The programme will, over a five-year period, connect up to 5,000 innovative young leaders predominantly from marginalised communities to one another and to points of influence and opportunity across social and economic divides. The premise of this initiative is that new connections to information, opportunity and influence can be a powerful catalyst for innovation in highly polarised societies. If directed to the public good, these connections can strengthen development and democracy by building trust and accountability and making people less tolerant of destructive risk. By creating a public profile for the network of these young leaders, they will be able to participate in and help to substantively shape our national discourse.
Colour Collaboration educates, supports and develops underprivileged young children. We do this through the sale of original art and donations. We are an altruistic group promoting original art for a cause. We are a collaboration between artists, educators and business. Our purpose is to provide education, art materials and direction to young underprivileged artists, helping them to be their best creative selves.
Camp Sonshine Africa
Camp Sonshine Africa began in January 2004 when 16 trained camp leaders arrived in Cape Town, South Africa to partner with Cape Youth Care in running a camp for 66 children from Maitland Garden Village (an underprivileged community just outside Cape Town). Today Camp Sonshine Africa runs a daily after school enrichment program - which includes sport, drama, a pen-pal program, arts & crafts and more; a teen leadership program; a scholarship program and an annual camp.