New World Foundation

New World Foundation – Organisation

Country

South Africa

Province(s)

Western Cape

City

Cape Town

Address

Grindal Avenue
Lavender Hill
Cape Town

Description

New World Foundation facilitates development and supports the people and the communities of Lavender Hill, St. Montague Village, Hillview, Seawinds, Vrygrond/Capricorn (formal settlements) and Cuba Heights, Military Heights, Village Heights and Overcome Heights (informal settlements).

Our vision is to build a New World of Hope, Justice and Peace. Through mobilization, training, networking and cooperation with partner organisations and decision makers, New World Foundation utilizes all powerful influences of all focus areas to create change in the communities of Lavender Hill and Vrygrond/Capricorn. The key focus will be on “broad life education” and life skills training and awareness programmes.

New World Foundation (NWF) was founded in 1980 on the Cape Flats township of Lavender Hill. At this time, the apartheid system caused a lot of hopelessness, injustice and war. NWF was thus established with the vision of “building a new world of hope, justice and peace”. The organisation was founded in affiliation with the United Reformed Church and it weathered the storms of intense political instability during the 1980’s.
NWF started with a crèche for 27 children in the Vrygrond informal settlement. During this time, it opposed apartheid and fought for the political and human rights of the people in Lavender Hill.

New World Foundation now operates from its own community centre covering an area comprising Lavender Hill, St. Montague Village, Hillview, Seawinds, Vrygrond/Capricorn (formal settlements) and Cuba Heights, Military Heights, Village Heights and Overcome Heights (informal settlements). The political situation has changed dramatically in South Africa since the first democratic elections in 1994.
However, after thirty years of existence, NWF is still fighting oppression. Through mobilization, training, networking and cooperation with partner organisations and decision makers, New World Foundation works, in partnership with the community, to build a new world of hope, justice and peace.

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