Vulamasango means "Open Gates" in Xhosa. Since 2009, Vulamasango, a Non-Profit Organization (NPO) situated in Cape Town, has been opening its doors to children whose parents either passed away, or, for various reasons, are no longer able to look after their children. In other words orphaned, neglected and sexually abused children from the townships of Cape Town, and children who have been impoverished to such a severe degree, that survival without outside help has become impossible.
Vulamasango provides these children with a new home and the chance for a brighter future.
Since 2018, Vulamasango has been registered as an official Child and Youth Care Centre (CYCC) by the Department of Social Development (DoSD).
Vulamasango is financially supported through its two affiliated European charity organizations Positiv Leben e.V. (Germany) and Förderverein Vulamasango Südafrika (Switzerland).
The Vulamasango Farm is a piece of land the size of 5 hectares within the "Philippi Horticultural Area" (PHA), also known as Philippi Farmland, which lies within the vast Cape Flats, surrounded by Cape Town’s endless Townships. On this beautiful piece of land we have been building up the Children’s Home Vulamasango since 2009 in direct proximity to the Township Samora Machel and only 200 metres away from the illegal Squattercamp Siqalo.
A large part of the operating costs for Vulamasango is raised through the biennial concert tours of our Vulingoma Youth Choir. Since 2006 the youth of the Vulamasango project has been performing in Europe every two years to great success. The Vulingoma Youth Choir has thus become one of the cornerstones of the Vulamasango Children’s Project.
You can support the project VULAMASANGO either through a single donation, or through a regular membership. All donations or memberships can be done either via one of our two affiliated European charity organizations, or directly via the project VULAMASANGO in South Africa.
Vulamasango (South Africa), Positiv Leben e.V. (Germany) and Förderverein Vulamasango Südafrika (Switzerland) are all registered charities and exempt from taxes in accordance with their respective tax laws. Therefore all donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE, including monthly memberships. In other words: Should you require a tax receipt for a specific country, please ensure to make the donation in the country you need the receipt for.