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VPUU- Violence Prevention Through Urban Upgrading

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.
VPUU- Violence Prevention Through Urban Upgrading
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Meet Siyolise Maseti (17) of Fairyland who occupies a striker position in his soccer team. Siyolile shares that the events are making a significant impact as it forces youth to stay away from smoking and many other things that they could get up to on a Friday night...

He also says that the project should continue so that winning teams can get opportunities for more exposure out there...

When asked why he keeps coming back his response was: Each time I come here I get to gym and improve my fitness.

#getinvolved #youthvoicesarevalid #heisvalid #keepitgoing
VPUU- Violence Prevention Through Urban Upgrading
VPUU- Violence Prevention Through Urban Upgrading1 week ago
FYSN in Fairyland... interview conducted by our DCSO partner with Oupa from Chicago Neighborhood Watch (NHW). Oupa has been supporting these events since the 5th of October in his capacity as NHW and we found out why...

DCSO: Why do you, personally, feel the need to support such projects? Is it that you want to make a change in the community?

Oupa: Well that is why I am part of the NHW... to contribute and to ensure a better future for our youth. They should not be abusing alcohol and getting involved in gangs... I want a better future for them!

DCSO: Thank you very much sir. You did well.

Oupa: No thank you!

End... #getinvolved #parentalsupport #communitycomestogetherforsolutions
VPUU- Violence Prevention Through Urban Upgrading
VPUU- Violence Prevention Through Urban Upgrading
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DRK SNAC/VPUU Meeting held in Hillside, at Auntie Bettie’s House, in Paarl East as part of community engagement with youth netball and soccer players in preparation for the FIRST EVER AHR Community Owned Solutions (COS) Youth Event on the 21st of December! Watch this space for more information. #getinvolved #ahrcos #foryouthbyyouth #communityledevents #youthledevents #maloordal
VPUU- Violence Prevention Through Urban Upgrading
VPUU- Violence Prevention Through Urban Upgrading1 week ago
We are so excited! Manenberg's Community Action Plan has been accepted and endorsed!
VPUU- Violence Prevention Through Urban Upgrading
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As part of the Informal Settlement Support Programme managed by Western Cape Government Department of Human Settlements, VPUU and Theewaterskloof Municipality in Caledon have started working with the Riemvasmaak Informal Settlement to prepare for new housing developments being implemented.

VPUU, municipal, provincial and community members have started the work on 29 November 2018 with a mapping workshop to start gathering information about Riemvasmaak, and the stories inside the neighbourhood.

At the same time, VPUU and community members will start preparing to renumber the houses within the informal settlement. VPUU will be working with the Riemvasmaak community into 2019.

#vpuu #enumeration #Riemvasmaak

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