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VRYGROND COMPUTER LAB
Giving opportunities to our community members to develop themselves by using IT
ABOUT THE VRYGROND COMPUTER LAB (VCL)
The Vrygrond Computer Lab was introduced in 2013 as a cooperation project between the University of Cape Town and the University of Pforzheim.
Equipped with 20 computers, the VCL’s strives to be an IT competence center with the purpose to create educational opportunities through skills training based on IT technology.
WHY THE VRYGROND COMPUTER LAB EXISTS
THE APPROACH OF THE VRYGROND COMPUTER LAB
Help to help themselves by empowering, by involving, by collaborating with and by appreciating the contribution of our community members to realize their potential.
THE VRYGROND COMPUTER LAB TRAINING ROOM
RECENT NEWS OF THE VRYGROND COMPUTER LAB
We welcome Chwayitile Kiva, the ne...
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
Making Moves: 2017
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
Bowling with the Scholarship Studen...
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
A New Year, A New Era
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
October/November Blog: Quick Update
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
September Blog: Josh's 3 Month...
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
August Blog: TCT Updates
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
July Blog: Josh's First Month
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
The Compass Trust is Yours, South A...
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
May Blog: My TCT Experience (Lara B...
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
April Blog: Acceptances and Support
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
March Blog: Happy Days But Hard Wor...
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