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The VUSA Rugby and Learning Academy Trust

VUSA, (The isiXhosa word for awaken) is an initiative that began as a part-time rugby programme for children in the Langa community.  As the programme developed, greater needs were identified.  The root cause of the challenges that some of our youth face, such as poor mental and physical health, addiction, homelessness, crime and family breakdown are often attributed to deficiencies in early childhood.  The VUSA programme’s primary goal is to provide a hub of excellence in Langa to ensure that these challenges are addressed early on; creating opportunities and as safe space for these children to learn, play and grow.

This is acheived by offering 150 primarily school children from the Langa Community a structured after school programme which includes:

  • English and Maths Academic support
  • Rugby Training 
  • Entry into the WP Schools Rugby League
  • A recreational programme
  • A hot nutricious meal at the end of each day
  • VUSA's newest programme is a morning creche programme which introduces numeracy and literacy through movement and play

For more information on the work VUSA is doing in Langa, please see HERE.

Associated Groups


Donations to date

R 355 968.70

Fundraising target

R 281 000.00

Donor Messages

The Rookledges
Great cause, Glenn
Anonymous Aussie
Keep on Running!
Well done on supporting this great initiative Glenn
Nice work Glenn
AM Runner
Great work
No Comrades runner has ever said “I’ll only do one!” All the best - wind at your back.
Adams Family
Good Luck Glen and well done for your WHY!

Activity feed

Andy D donated R 200 via Team Mitchell (aka Team Grandpa)
29 Jun 2021 R 200
Charles USA donated USD $ 85 via Team Abbott
27 Jun 2021 USD $ 85
Douglas Mallett donated USD $ 35 via Team Koster
21 Jun 2021 USD $ 35
Mark Holligon donated USD $ 36 via Team Fleck
17 Jun 2021 USD $ 36
Mikey Rich donated R 200 via Team Barbi
17 Jun 2021 R 200