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VRYGROND COMPUTER LAB Giving opportunities to our community members to develop themselves by using IT A...Help us to collect: €10 000
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“Many people who live in poverty have not been exposed to computers but most jobs require be computer literate. Therefore the work of The Compass Trust through the Vrygrond Computer Lab has assisted many of the Vrygrond residents and its surroundings to be computer literate. The Basic Computer course is essential in helping them to learn more about computers. Some of our students have achieved a promotion in their work place or continue to study further in the field of computers. I started s a facilitator in 2013 and I have grown and built relationships with the students. The Vrygrond Computer Lab is a place that brings community members together."
We are looking forward to an exciting year 2018! Already in January, we faced some changes in our Vrygrond Computer Lab. We had to say our goodbyes to our old Lab Manager, Linamandla. He has supported the Lab since 2013 and become Lab Manager in 2016. But we are also happy to welcome our newread more
It’s all been very quiet on our website and social media in 2017. We haven’t been good enough at keeping our followers updated. I’m sorry for that. But – good things have been happening and I feel now is a good time to update everyone as to what is going on. The Students: Most importantlyread more
A few weeks’ ago, we had the opportunity to take the scholarship students for a day out at GrandWest in Cape Town. After a fantastic ice skating trip there in January – we decided we’ve take the students bowling this time. Trips like these are so important so that we can catch up with theread more
We have always said we wanted to create something sustainable, something that would make a difference, something that was driven by the community. Today, we have taken a huge step forward on the way to doing just that. Today, we announce our partnership with initiAID. Nowadays, there are so many different charities, doing so muchread more
Hi All! The year is finally coming to an end which is exciting news for us at The Compass Trust, as we get ever closer to the children starting their new high schools in January! 9 of our scholarship children will be attending Cape Academy, and 6 will be attending Muizenberg, both fee paying schools. Here’sread more
The Compass Trust has been officially handed over to South African hands now. We’ve concluded our P.E. program by providing the teachers at the school all the materials and supplies they need to provide fun exercise for their kids at least once a week. We’ve designed a structured program for them that gives both theread more
As part of our commitment to people have supported us, we promised to release a blog each month. Jamie and Josh are doing fantastic work at growing and expanding TCT on the ground. We have had blogs from not only myself, but also Josh and Lara. Unfortunately, I am no longer in South Africa, and Iread more
This has been a crazy few weeks here in the Cape Flats. The Compass Trust has trusted me to carry on many of the non-admin-related responsibilities that Matt had been doing alone, although he's too humbled to own up to the sheer amount of work he has taken upon himself & the initiative required forread more
JUNE June was an incredibly productive month for The Compass Trust. We helped launch Levana, an initiative set up by Lluis Blanc (board member) and Rickard Sunden. Levana allows people to view profiles of the children that we work with and gives the option to donate to put money directly towards their tuition fees. We’veread more
For the past four months, I have been working at Levana Primary in Lavender Hill. I remember that what struck me most on my first day, was not the area or debilitating circumstances that these children live in like most would think, but rather the warmth and happiness of all the students and teachers alike.read more
We thought the children at Levana Primary School would struggle to get acceptances into the better quality high schools. The good news is, we were wrong. The bad news is, education costs money. 14 Levana children have been accepted into schools they would not have had the chance to attend without your help. 9 childrenread more
The first term at Levana has ended. Physical education focused on bat and ball games this term. Baseball, Softball and cricket were just some of the games we played throughout the first 10 weeks. More importantly, however, we completed all our high school applications. We have a group of 21 students with whom we workedread more
Since 2016 we are partnering with the German Non-Profit Organization initiAID with the objective to develop and realize our projects in South Africa in close cooperation.
The Levana International CIC is a Community Interest Company registered in England and Wales allowing people around the world to help fund school tuition for talented students in underserved communities. With the help of Levana the necessary funds for the Build up Kids scholarship program could be raised.
The University of Pforzheim accompanies us since the launch of our projects. The University of Pforzheim advises and supports us in the area of strategic direction and realization of our ideas and furthermore provides us with office space.
Thanks to the valuable contributions and support of the University of Pforzheim we were able to set up and run the Vrygrond Computer Lab. Furthermore, they advise us in the area of strategic direction of our organization.
CareerJunction is South Africa’s #1 quality candidate provider. The Compass Trust has been supported by Career Junction since 2015. Through their support and donations we have been able to develop significant additional capacity in our Computer Lab.