SARPA and Bitou Local Municipality are supporting VK Innovations this year which is a social enterprise that works with between 55-65 women and kids in the township of Khayelitsha, Cape Town in an effort to create employment and social empowerment, as well as contribute towards keeping children in school.
The children are trained to do cultural singing and dancing which helps them earn money for school stationary and sanitary wear for young girls. The organisation also assists these children by teaching them how to perform academically and guiding them to focus and obtain good grades in school as well as good behavior through close mentorship.
All of their products are hand-made by women-run co-ops, which means that every purchase of a VK Innovations product directly translates into work for women in townships, and materials are ethically sourced. Their products provide sustainability, fair trade and social empowerment.