YOU CAN UNLEASH HIDDEN TALENT
We understand that the young children of today are easily influenced into joining gangs and generally getting up to mischief. Our aim is to find and nurture untapped talent within our youth. We started with 6 children in 2017 from Paarl, to date we have 14 young cyclists who, under strict mentorship, are showing us that there is talent just waiting to be nurtured.
One of our young cyclists improved his Cape Town Cycle Tour (109km) time in one year by 2 hours. This is as a direct result of the dedicated mentors and the unwavering support of their direct families.
With your help we can reach our goal of mentoring 50 talented young cyclists by 2022 in the Paarl and George areas.
Translated as “to continue what somebody else has started” or simply as “revival”, Vuselela School Makeover is a South African NPO committed to improving the lives of children in poor communities.
Vuselela School Makeover puts learners from disadvantaged backgrounds at the heart of all initiatives. In the aim to provide an all-round learning experience, the non-profit organisation brings learners an environment which enables them to thrive, both in and out of the classroom.
For years Deon Weideman, an IT systems analyst by profession, would drive past a dilapidated building in Parow Industria on his way to work. The enterprising individual that he is, he was intrigued by the potential of the space. It wasn’t until the company he was working for at the time mentioned that they had “adopted” a school in the community that Deon realised the school was in this dilapidated building that had caught his attention.
Shocked and saddened that children had to learn in such dire conditions, Deon set about doing something about it. Led by his faith, he resigned from his IT job shortly thereafter and went about registering a non-profit organisation in July 2014 with a vision to improve the conditions of schools in disadvantaged communities.
Vuselela School Makeover has gone from strength to strength, working tirelessly to make life better for the next generation, and has over the years focused on improving the security of schools, creating vegetable gardens to assist feeding schemes and introduced learners to cycling as a sport. We started with 6 children in 2017, and are proud to now have 14 children committed to our cycling initiative, thanks to the support of individuals and companies in our Hall of Contributors.
Our NPO is made up of persons who have a real passion for children. Together with the families of the cyclists they are positively influencing the community for generations to come.
Get in Touch
If you’re keen to learn more about our work or to get involved with one of our initiatives, please get in touch with us.
Paarl, South Africa
+27 82 881 2089