The Legacy Centre
Legacy Community Development NPC is a registered non-profit organisation located in Long Street, Kayamandi. The organisation operates from the Legacy Centre, a multifunctional community centre from which some of Kayamandi’s most pressing needs are addressed. Ever since its opening in 2002, the Legacy Centre has been constructively dealing with childhood development, skills development, heath care and food security. Built in collaboration with Stellenbosch Gemeente and Stellenbosch Municipality, the Legacy Centre forms a vibrant hub largely managed by local residents. The community is mobilised by an array of activities, clustered in three programmes and one partnership:
Ikhaya Lempilo: HIV/TB
Ikhaya Lempilo (House for Wellness in isiXhosa) shifted its focus from ‘care’ to ‘prevention and education’. The Ikhaya Lempilo building now mainly houses the Khulani Senior and focuses on the root causes of HIV/TB in an holistic context.
uVuyo: Income generation and skills transfer
uVuyo is an holistic skills development programme aimed at unemployed and low skilled residents of Kayamandi. Unemployed persons, mostly women, preferably from the informal housing area of Kayamandi, are trained in various handwork and crafting skills. Their products are sold at various markets.
Transformation of children: Khulani Kayamani
Khulani Kayamandi (to grow and prosper in isiXhosa) is an after-school enrichment programme that mobilises learners to be leaders in their community. More than 160 learners form part of Khulani Kayamandi’s daily programme that focuses on sport, literacy, numeracy, computer skills, health, arts, culture and life skills.
Health information: Partnership with Health Promoters SA
Health Promotion South Africa Trust® is a non-profit organization providing information and training in the fields of health and hygiene to prevent illness in the townships of Southern Africa.