Cape Town - The town of Villiersdorp, or “the pearl of the Overberg”, as it is affectionately known, is outside Caledon.
Established as an agricultural town, its residents are predominantly seasonal farm labourers, who are often without work for almost half the year.
Historically, the residents live in poverty and are severely under-resourced.
However, recently, the organisation Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU) identified Nuwedorp, a rural settlement in Villiersdorp, as an area in dire need of assistance, particularly for its youth.
VPUU is an area-based community development programme that aims to create safe and sustainable neighbourhoods through urban improvements and social interventions.