Beautiful Life

Training & Community Development Association


Organisational Information:

Beautiful Life Training And Community Development Association is registered as a Non Profit Company. Section 21 Reg No: 2010/006062/08

The organisation’s main focus areas are; developing potential in people, building strong families forming partnerships between corporate companies, training institutions, churches, non-government organisations and government organisations. Beautiful Life Training and Community Development Association offers support to families in distress due to high unemployment and economic pressures experienced by families living in disadvantaged communities on the Cape Flats in the Athlone and Retreat district .However our services are not area based, it's need orientated and is accessible to all communities. We use the local libraries as contact centres where we engage with community members. 

We would like the model to be accepted and duplicated in other communities around South Africa.

Founding Inspiration: 

Beautiful life Training & Community Development Association was established in March 2010 by Wendy La Vita, who grew up on the Cape Flats in a disadvantaged community. Beautiful Life (TCDA) was established as a result of her own experience as a member of a dysfunctional family and the lack of social cohesion in the communities on the Cape Flats. Psychologist Dr James Dobson's programme "Focus On The Family" inspired her to pursue a career in Family Counselling which is one of the key services offered by Beautiful Life TCDA.

Shocking Statistics of unemployed people in South Africa as reported by STATS SA:

The unemployment rate in South Africa increased to 26.7 percent in the three months to March of 2016 from 24.5 percent in the previous quarter and above market expectations of 25.3 percent. It was the highest reading since September 2005, as number of unemployed rose by 10 percent whereas employment fell 2.2 percent.