InVision Human Services Global Partnerships


Since 2006 we've partnered with various groups in South Africa to provide essential support for children and young adults in that region with intellectual disabilities as well as those who have been impacted by HIV/AIDS. Focused on the most vulnerable children and young adults, this program ensures they receive critical therapies, life skills, and emotional support. 
Our partnership also supports life-saving training for caregivers as well as job-preparation and entrepreneurial skill development for young adults. With your help, we are strengthening intellectual disability services in South Africa through partnerships, collaboration, raising awareness, and identifying needs. If you would like to donate to this important work, simply click on the following link and designate Global Partnerships on the donation form. I Want to Support InVision's Global Partnerships!


South Africa Partnership 


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Your donations enable InVision to:

  • Help finance a school-based worker with Tlangelani Development Agency. This allows Tlangelani to support at-risk children that otherwise may have slipped through the cracks.

    Tlangelani Community Development Projects in South Africa provides many different types of community development programs including a computer lab and a farming program to provide food to child-headed households. InVision supports the child and youth care worker who supports three schools totaling a case load of 342 children. The income of a worker is about $12 per DAY (not per hour).  These workers identify needs of children, such as those that are starving, orphaned, or have other needs, and then develop programs to get them information – such as HIV/AIDS and substance abuse.

    In a recent report from Tlangelani, Director Joana Muhlanga indicated in increase in team building between the social workers and teachers: “The child care workers and school teachers are working together in a good professional relationship. They are able to share with them with whatever activities that they are planning to do in school. And also the care workers share with the teachers challenges that they come across when working. For example, there were three children from Muhluri School where they were having the challenge of getting food at home, but the care worker talked with the principal to donate food from the school program. The other two children from the same school had no school shoes and clothes, but they have been donated by teachers. We want to thank you for the support that you are giving to the project for the benefit of orphans and vulnerable children.”

    InVision's South Africa Partnerships Tlangelani Administrators

    (L to R) Vincent Bvuma - Administrator, Ashween Nembambula - HR  Manager, Joana Mhlanga -  Director, Neels Mulaudzi - Programmes Manager, Mathews Khoza - Finance Manager

  • Support Western Cape Forum for Intellectual Disability (WCFID), which is a network of training and advocacy providers in the field of intellectual disabilities. InVision funds the training of non-institution based staff in the Cape Town area.

  • Support Educo Africa, which provides experiential wilderness learning for youth leadership development and a therapeutic wilderness programs for troubled youths, as well as youths with HIV/AIDS. InVision funds the Caring for Caregivers Initiative.

  • Help support a young man that lives in Chance Children's Home so that he may continue to be able to attend a special school for children with intellectual and other disabilities.

    InVision Human Services’ Founder and President/CEO was introduced to Chance Children’s Home many years ago and InVision has maintained a relationship with this special organization ever since then. For the past year, InVision supported Duma (pictured on left), who was a child with an intellectual disability whose parents passed away (likely due to HIV virus). Previously Duma was not permitted to attend school with the other children due to his disability. Then, they located a specialized school that he could attend, and InVision funded his school uniform, supplies, and transportation to and from school. A brother of Duma’s, who was separated from him at a young age, fortunately located Duma and he is now living with his brother and aunt in Kwa Zulu Natal. While the director was sad to see Duma leave, the staff (and InVision) are very happy to see Duma reunited with his brother. 

    When Duma left, InVision was introduced to a young man named Oupa who also lives at Chance Children’s Home. Oupa has a learning disability. The funds that previously supported Duma now support Oupa’s attendance at school.


    If you’d like more information about Chance Children’s Home, any of our other partnerships, or would like to know how you can help, please contact Rachel Murphy at

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