The VRCID Clean Needle Project

Social Development Manager at the VRCID, Wilma Piek spoke to BushRadio to give more insight into their Clean Needle Project. In the project, the VRCID partnered with the non-profit organisationTB HIV Care to carry out the project. Drug users often share needles which spread HIV rapidly. The Clean Needle Project, also known as The Step […]

Voortrekker Corridor Improvement District partners with local NGO in Clean Needle Project

Read the full IOL article here.  Cape Town – Ahead of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Sunday, the Voortrekker Corridor Improvement District (VRCID) and partner non-profit organisationTB HIV Care are highlighting the need to work together to destigmatise substance use disorder in the Bellville CBD. According to data from the International […]

VRCID street clean-up radio interview

Last month, the VRCID partnered up with Universal Change for Albinism Nobles and GROW – run by Mould Empower Serve, to raise awareness for those with Albanism with a street clean-up in Bellville’s CBD.   Our Social Development Manager, Wilma Piek, and Deputy Social Manager, Tinashe Mhangara, were recently interviewed on Bush Radio and Tygerberg […]

Empowering Our Communities with the Public Employment Programme (PEP)

There are numerous social ills that threaten the long-term economic recovery of businesses across South Africa, like poverty, unemployment or drug addiction, which directly impact the well-being of all South Africans. Unfortunately, current efforts to police social ills like homelessness and drug use have been ineffective. And time has shown that innovative social interventions are […]

Spike in street people

As the dust of the festive season is starting to settle, the spike in vagrants in certain areas is concerning. This is according to irate residents in Sanddrift, Brooklyn and Sunningdale who are claiming that homeless people in these areas are increasing at an alarming rate. Connie Osbourne, a resident, says she has been complaining […]

Homeless get jabs at Parow drop-in centre

Francois Krause, a 51-year-old car guard near a Parow refuge for the homeless, had his Covid-19 vaccine there last month, in a drive to get jabs into the arms of society’s most vulnerable. “They asked us for our date of birth and registered us on the system where we received our Johnson & Johnson vaccine,” […]

Record number of Cold Front Sleeping Sites set up for the homeless

VRCID Field Worker Allistair Scholtz with Sleeping Site visitor Paulina Silver.   Last month, a homeless individual living on the street in Kuils River died from exposure to Cape Town’s bitterly cold temperatures. “We’re living in the 21st century – we cannot let this happen. This is why Cold Front Sleeping Sites exist,” comments Ilse […]

New centre aims to create new hope in Parow

[btn text=”Read The Weekend Argus’ article here ” tcolor=#FFF thovercolor=#FFF link=”https://www.iol.co.za/weekend-argus/news/new-centre-aims-to-create-new-hope-in-parow-93e2b8fa-0ec2-4f53-8d30-66b8d3f1742f” target=”_self”]   Cape Town – While the Covid-19 pandemic has left many South Africans struggling to make ends meet, Mould Empower Serve (MES) and the Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District (VRCID) have recently opened a new drop-in centre in the Parow region that aims […]

Bellville food garden offers hope to the poor

An urban food garden in Bellville is offering new skills work opportunities to the poor. Warren Hewitt, CEO of the Greater Tygerberg Partnership (GTP), says the 300m² food garden, at the Safe Space centre in Aj West street, is a collaboration with the NGO, Mould Empower Serve (MES). “We conceived the project during the hard […]

Drop-in centre for street people opened

Mould Empower Serve (MES) and the Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District (VRCID) recently established a new Drop-in Centre which will provide social relief, rehabilitation as well as offer skills development to street people within the Parow area.   Since lockdown started poverty has risen in Parow which has increased the need for social relief (clothes […]