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World Vision South Africa

World Vision South Africa
Contact person Lehlohonolo Chabeli
Phone +27 671 1300
Postal address P.Bag X12 Florida, 1710
Office address 5 Main Avenue, Florida, 1710

World Vision's South Africa office (WVSA) began its operations in 1967 through childcare projects with local churches. Today we help over 1million people with a vision to reach 5 million children by 2015 through the WVSA projects. We have 54 000 children registered within our programmes. We work closely with local communities to bring about better understanding of the root causes of poverty. We mobilize communities to utilize their skills, resources and potential to overcome poverty. Our staff - who are facilitators of change - live in the communities so as to work closely with the people and all other partners. Our work is in three pillars, called Transformational Development, Humanitarian Emergency Affairs and Advocacy. Humanitarian Emergency affairs cover disaster preparedness, disaster response and disaster mitigation and risk reduction of which climate change is part.

Core strengths
  • Geographical spread
  • Community based and ability to mobilize community
  • Access to international guidance, assistance and resources through the World Vision International partnership
  • Targets the most vulnerable
  • Rich legacy and brand equity
  • Enjoys the support of the government
  • Training capacity and access to skills development and learning
Geographical scope

World Vision South Africa works in six (6) of the nine (9) provinces of South Africa. The provinces covered are Limpopo, Gauteng, Free State, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal