Elton John And Annie Lennox Open Community Center In South Africa

Elton John and Annie Lennox were in Cape Town for a special charity gala last week, but they also took the time to open a new community center in Vrygrond, about 30kms outside the city.

The Vrygrond Community Centre (VCC) is a joint venture between the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Annie Lennox’s SING Campaign, and the Vrygrond Community Development Trust. It will provide vital services for adults and children living locally, up to 13% of whom are already infected with HIV.

The VCC will be owned and run by the local community as a hub of support, treatment and care for people affected by HIV/AIDS. It will run skills training and job creation; vegetable gardening for the users of the centre; income generation and marketing support for women; provide a social worker with a team of community care workers to address social problems and gain access to social grants; and “Fit for Life, Fit for Work” life and work skills training and job placement programme for unemployed young people.
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