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Measurable Outcomes 2022-2023

Transforming high priority poverty areas into stable neighbourhoods
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Viva Foundation Measurable Outcomes 2022-2023


1. Independent Schools 

340 learners from Grade RR to Grade 8 received private, independent education at Mamelodi and Refilwe Campuses 

100 % pass Rate in December 2022 

23 Teachers appointed full-time 


2. Feeding Scheme

2 Cooked Meals per day at both campuses 

340 Food Parcels sent home for extended families of learners, twice a term 

Community-wide food distributions in Mamelodi East, Refilwe, Hammanskraal, Johannesburg CBD, Melville, Westbury, Soweto, Orlando Township, Auckland Park and surrounding areas. 

Approximately 1,4 million meals distributed. 


3. Building Projects 

2 new classrooms built at Mamelodi East 

Roof installation over shipping container classroom at Refilwe Campus

Office and Classroom built at Refilwe Campus

New ablution for Refilwe Campus, building commenced 


4. Sexual Violence Prevention and Response 

Training developed "Sexual Violence in the Context of Domestic Violence" - Masterclass presented by Viva CEO Meleney Berry-Kriel 

Training developed "Safeguarding children against Grooming and Sexual Abuse" - Presentation by Viva CeO Meleney Berry-Kriel at the Deutsche Schule, Pretoria 

Activism and Awareness Campaign on Social Media - ongoing 


5. Music Tuition 

Music tutor sponsored by Sonnebrink Kerk, Winterswijk Holland, implementing music curriculum and classes at Mamelodi and Refilwe Campuses

Choir development - increased Viva Children's Choir to 30 members and trained Viva School Choir with 50 members 

Acquisition of Drumset and Keyboards, donated by Sonnebrink Kerk, Winterswijk Holland 


6. Sport 

New Ball Court at Refilwe Campus for Netball and Basket Ball

Mini-cricket workshop by Add Hope Team 

Soccer and Athletics 

Sport Day for both campuses 

Table Tennis tables donated by Libra 


7. Chess 

Chess Club initiated at Refilwe Campus 


8. Vegetable Gardens 

New irrigation system donated by Libra 

Vegetable gardens providing fresh produce for School Feeding Scheme 

Learners from Refilwe Campus held a successful Fresh Produce Market as part of their Entrepreneurs Day 


9.  Material Support 

In addition to Feeding Scheme assistance to vulnerable families, 500 blankets were distributed in Winter and Christmas Gifts in December 


10. Acquisitions 

2 Vehicles were purchased - a School Bus and a Sedan 

School Furniture for both campuses 

Kitchen Equipment for both campuses 


11. Staff Training 

Staff completed and participated in several training sessions and further their education. 

Admin Staff - MS 365 and Azure 

Faculty - SOUNS Literacy Programme 

Further Studies - 5 full-time teachers furthered their studies at Viva expense and added certificates to their degrees. 



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