Harfield is a small village with a big heart.
The HVA undertakes several initiatives to support local organisations and foster community spirit through investing in local community development organisations and connecting people across a broad spectrum of cultural groups.
The HVA is committed to community development within Harfield Village but also in the broader community and neighbouring areas, particularly our neighbours in Hanover Park. Since March 2020, the HVA has developed sincere and meaningful relationships with a myriad of amazing people and projects in the community of Hanover Park.
Harfield Village is blessed to have a diversity of educational and religious institutions providing with a rich cultural history.
Students at Abbotts College are equipped with core values and core skills that will carry them beyond college. The college offers a wide range of subject choices which provide students with the opportunity to channel their energy into subjects that they are passionate about. Abbotts College remains at the forefront of new developments in education and is committed to high quality teaching and effective learning.
De Heide Centre / The Village Workshop
De Heide Special Care Centre is a day centre that provides a care and educational programme for children and adults with severe and profound physical and intellectual disabilities and who experience severe barriers to learning.
Children with severe or profound intellectual disability function at the lowest levels of development in the conceptual, social and practical domains. Despite their significant developmental delays, they are still able to learn daily routines and aspects of self-care, albeit in different ways to children without disabilities. The main focus at De Heide is aimed at learners becoming as independent as possible and as such, the activities in the education programme are selected to meet this aim.
The activities presented through interactive learning encounters to create a fun and enjoyable learning experience. Despite the children acquiring a level of independence, the reality remains that they will always require a great deal of care and supervision throughout their lives.
De Heide offers a structured developmental programme and individual support plan which includes:
- Ongoing assessment to ensure that the appropriate education and developmental programmes are implemented.
- Individual therapeutic interventions and correct positioning to prevent impairment progression and complications
- Activities of daily living
- Training for parents and caregivers to ensure continued management in the home environment
- Education and training for staff
- Social work support to parents of the children at the Centre and in the home.
- Daily transport
Livingstone High School
Livingstone High School is a school in the Western Cape of South Africa. It was founded by Abdullah Abdurahman in 1926.
Rosmead Primary School
Rosmead Central Primary School was established in 1940 to serve the coloured community in the area at the time. At present ninety five percent of the pupils are black and are commuting in from previously disadvantaged areas such as Khayelitsha, Gugulethu and Mitchell’s Plain. The school has 686 learners and 17 teachers. The parents have chosen this school because it offers better opportunities than the schools in their immediate areas. This places an extra burden of transport costs onto already struggling families.
Rosmead Central Primary School is classed in a category that is the same as more affluent schools in the neighbourhood by the National Department of Education. This puts the school at a disadvantage as it receives less funding from government than a school in a township area. The school fees are very low and approximately 50 % of the parents are unable to pay them. These two factors mean that the school is severely challenged in providing decent facilities for these learners.
The HVA has forged a particularly close relationship with the Rosmead Central Primary School and has been instrumental in raising funds and assisting the school with the development of the sportsfield at the school.