Transforming Lives Together
The Val de Vie Foundation, in collaboration with NorSA Community Care and the Department of Health, has joined hands with Val de Vie Estate residents to make a meaningful impact on the lives of 81 patients in the Drakenstein Valley facing drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB).
The Val de Vie Foundation first started supplying NorSA Community Care with healthy vegetables from a purpose-built garden at Wellington School of Skills towards the end of 2022. Through the school’s generous land contribution and in partnership with a budding entrepreneur, NorSA Community Care began receiving fresh, wholesome produce from this garden, however, with the recent reopening of the Wellness Farm, NorSA Community Care now benefits directly from the harvest grown here on Val de Vie Estate, and a fully operational garden has been given back to the Wellington School of Skills.
Val de Vie Estate volunteers now pick five crates garden-fresh greens weekly, and we are immensely grateful to our incredible volunteers, led by Michele de Witt and her seven year old son Torben (our youngest volunteer), who undertake this task with unwavering commitment, regardless of the weather conditions. “A better life for all” is not merely the mission of the Val de Vie Foundation but a testament to the remarkable impact that can be achieved when our homeowners and residents unite with a shared purpose.
Without the support of the Val de Vie Development Company, generously subsidising the vegetables, our ability to quadruple the donation and arrange two deliveries per month for each patient would remain out of reach. Many of the patients live close by Val de Vie Estate, and this joint effort will undeniably make a significant difference in nursing them back to health.