In the past six months, Willing Workers in South Africa (WWISA) has seen considerable developments both in terms of its direction and the strength of its standing within the local community. As we become an increasingly established organisation within the Plettenberg Bay area, we making contact with a growing number of potential host organisations and are receiving sound advice from others involved in community development.
Our relations with the municipality have continued to strengthen and we are keen to develop this further, cooperating with the municipality in order to provide them with skilled volunteer support that can facilitate the delivery of the priorities laid out in their Integrated Development Plan.
WWISA is committed to improving life among the previously disadvantaged communities of South Africa and is keen to work alongside the necessary authorities to ensure that our service is effective, streamlined and focussed on the real problem areas challenging those communities.
WWISAs focus on specific, localised solutions to local challenges has a direct influence on improving the quality of life for many members of the local community. We are currently concentrating our efforts into the Kurland Village Project. This is aimed at uplifting Kurland Village, a nearby township with a population of approximately 3,600. The community suffers an unemployment rate of over 28 percent and struggles with the subsequent problems of increasing crime and growing alcohol and drug abuse. The community also faces a growing incidence of HIV/AIDS cases.
The Kurland Village Project consists of a number of sub-projects through which WWISA aims to dramatically improve life in Kurland Village and ensure all members of the community can become well-informed, skilled citizens in the countrys new democracy.
Kurland Community Development Forum