During the past few months, NVV has made useful strides with music and tennis to foster peace and non-violence.
The organization has 30 tennis kids who are trained on Saturdays. They come from Manenberg and Kewtown for tennis lessons at the old Athlone Tennis Courts..
Plea for Peace/NVV also has 34 musical students who undergo guitar, piano and recorder training to become performing artists. The school has four voluntary teachers - one teacher doing recorder on a Tuesday, and three teachers doing guitar, piano and recorder respectively on a Saturday morning.
The school uses "role-model directed" poetry to help with literacy and role-modelling. We combine poetry, tennis and music to get the kids away from violence and drugs and to replace immediate gratification with long term gain.
In 2017, WPCA trained 25 educators from seven schools to score and manage intra and inter-schools cricket games.
Since then, it has been a challenge for the educators to play interschool-games due to violence in Manenberg. Effort is being made to get interschool-cricket restarted in the fourth term at schools in Manenberg