VPUU is a comprehensive area-based community development programme that aims at safe and integrated communities, citizenship, pride and the improvement of quality of life for the residents in local neighbourhoods through urban improvements and social interventions.
VPUU aims to overcome the different levels of economic, cultural, social, institutional and spatial exclusion, in order to reduce and prevent crime. Based on a structured, participatory approach, the focus is on improving safety, providing public services, and developing social cohesion factors, community data and the willingness of the local community and other partners to cooperate in implementing a transformation programme, through facilitating processes between communities, government departments and other organisations.
This is done through 5 programmatic, integrated components, known as ‘workstreams’, complimented by a multi-disciplinary team, at the core of the programme. These include: Situational, Social and Institutional Crime Prevention, Community Participation and Knowledge Management. The success of crime reduction and the improvement of quality of life lies in the interaction and integration of all these elements.
The back end support of these workstreams includes Project Management, Executive Support Services as well as strategic direction from CEO and Directors.
We’re making magic! What is it like being Young in Villiersdorp? A group of young visionaries have brought their voices forward to Co-Create. These voices represent the Youth of Villiersdorp and will be worked into 2 art murals at the Youth Café. Painting happens next week...Watch this space! #YouthCafe#GetInvolved#MyVilliersdorp#WatchThisSpace#3D#Interfer
If you missed the webinar Informal Streets: Improving Street Designs and Transport Access for Informal and Underserved Neighborhoods with Michael Krause, CEO of VPUU and Colombian Architect Giovanna Spera, we have the full recording for you.
Cities around the world are finding ways to improve street designs and transport access for informal and underserved neighborhoods. Michael Krause, CEO of the Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU NPC), spoke about VPUU’s work in South Africa to improve life quality and safety on the s...
#BuildUpdate The toy Library and Safe Space in Goniwe Park, is already a beacon of color against the mountains of Villiersdorp. Being almost finalised, the Toy Library is expected to give opportunities for the community in general but also for the education of children in the area. The adjacent Safe Space has already lights giving the possibility of night usage of that sports ground. #ECDforALL#ActiveBox#VPUU