Violence Prevention Through Urban Upgrading (VPUU), an area-based community development organisation, has used social innovation to co- produce strong neighbourhood economies while helping to fight COVID-19.
VPUU is successfully building strong and sustainable neighbourhoods with social innovation and integrative partnerships. The organisation is of the opinion that integrated and holistic co-production of safety needs to be adopted in as many neighbourhoods as possible in South Africa as well as across the world. Co-creating safety is an adaptive challenge that requires innovative approaches and solutions to improve people’s quality of life.
MathMoms (in white) with the MathMentor and director at Valhalla Primary. From left to right. Standing: Susanne Blou, Chevonne Groenemeyer (both completed ECD Courses at Northlink College at the end of 2020), Marlene Batt (found permanent employment), Maria Amram and Laurance Mtambo. Seated: Denise Sauls (MomMentor), Bertha Losper (MathMentor and Director) and Nene Omena.