Vision Africa

About Us

Background

Vision Africa is a development project strives to promote capacity- building in and through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), advocacy and regulations. Formerly knows as Vision Australe. Vision Africa has been established on: 20 November 2005 at Johannesburg, registration number 048-429-NPO.

The project has been established to provide support to vulnerable children and youth development by increasing potential that Information and Communication Technologies are having on the socio-economic and technological progression within the development discourse. We do not wish to restrict our operation to a particular race or sex, age group or area. Our focus is to deliver quality Information Technology (IT) skill through training, conferences and workshops, for children and youth aged 5-22 years who have been found in major rural, townships and inner city areas and that this group will continue to be our major focus of attention

The notion that prudent application of ICT’s in the areas of education, HIV/AIDS, culture, media, human rights and so on can have positive outcomes in classic development objectives such as poverty reduction, vulnerable children and youth empowerment and increasing access to new knowledge, are important consideration that need to be evaluated in the context of child care and development

Our vision Promoting children and youth development through ICT’s Our mission In the pursuit of its vision and in order to ensure that the legacy of its Founder, Vision Africa strives to: Promoting children and youth development in and through ICTs, advocacy and regulation; Developing partnership and initiate programmes which empower and improve the wellbeing of children and youth; Making contact with vulnerable children and youth as well as those living in the street throuth the outreach programme and provide them with IT skill through skill/training programme(telecentres). Thereafter to encourage their participation in the Vision Africa project which has been etablished in Johannesburg since November 2005; Providing for children and youth physical, emotional, educational, heath and development needs and re-socialising those whose behaviour has been become socially unacceptable and provide a sense of selt-esteem. This is seen as a precursor to any futher rehabilitation, and Developping a funfraising driven programme through Information Technologies (IT) actvities and Media Our Values and principles

Vision Africa’s target groups are children and youth aged 5-22 years who come from impoverished backgrounds. To maximize the positive impact of our resources, Vision Africa works closely with fellow development organizations; government, the private sector and others interested parties. The following value and principles guide the establishment of our partnerships with organization who.

Position their ultimate goal as child care and development Promote best practice, encourage professionalism through ICTs, and be oriented towards achieving measurable results Build civil society formations and regional NGO networks which are capacitated to articulate their priority needs as far as ICT policies and regulations; Facilitate change , through culture and their work, of sociatal norms and practices that children to focus only on their basic needs; Develop fundraising events throuth ICTs for sustainablity; Promote the righs of children and youth throuth the influence of public policy and social awareness Our strategies

The project is broken down into six strategies complimentary strategy pillars that integrate seamlessly.

Output1: Initiate contact with orphans and vulnerable children through outreach programme including those living in the stress to provide them support and IT skills Output2: Establish an ICT consultative forum Output3. An open research and primer documentation initiative established and commissioned Output4. Engage in Information Society processes in national, regional and international fora Output5. Develop an ICT driven project communication and networking channel that includes a policy monitor website, an e-newsletter publication, a collaborative space, webbloging capacity and e-discussion community of practice Output6. Developping a funfraising driven programme through Information Technologies (IT) actvities and Media: computers, peripherals and networking repairs, installation, maintenance and sale inluding maintenance services contracts


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