Welcome to Vrygrond, a vibrant and multi-cultural community situated in the Cape Flats of Cape Town, South Africa
One of the oldest informal settlements in the Cape, Vrygrond was originally a fishermen’s village. Today, Vrygrond is home to a diverse but impoverished community from across the Cape, South Africa and the African continent.
The Youth of Vrygrond
With no high school in the area, young people are forced to walk long distances, through unsafe, gang-infested areas, to the nearest high school.
The youth of Vrygrond have been severely overlooked in a number of ways, evidenced by the extensive lack of services targeted at young people, particularly teenagers and young adults.
Evenings and weekends hold little hope, with no facilities or safe places for these young people to go. Vital centres of information on youth employment, development or education are similarly non existent.