Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Siembamba building project

I got involved with Siembamba creche in Sir Lowry's village Somerset West, approximately 2 and a half years ago.  Providing food on a regular basis as well as an annual Xmas party and last year supplied the littlies going to school the following year with uniforms, back packs and stationery.]

At some point (before my involvement), the school building became too small for the amount of kids (grew from 30 to 150), so they moved into the community centre across the road.  This was ok for a while but, because it is open to the general public and can not be locked up securely, the community started stealing the school's provisions i.e. food, blankets, toys, mattresses etc. The only solution was to move back into the original (too small ) school building.

This is how the building project and my further involvement, started.  Hazel, the school headmistress, asked if I could help them build and extra 2 classrooms, divide the existing one, install extra toilet facilities and build a kitchen.

The project in underway with foundations and slabs in place.  Building of walls will start on Thursday 17 March.

I request help in any way especially funds.  We also need to install a kitchen so if you know of anyone redoing their own kitchen we can use the old one.  We also require a fridge and of freezer and an oven.  The whole building, old and new, needs to be painted inside and out as well as new flooring (vinyl) throughout.

If you would like to donate money, here are the banking details:

Rosalie Creche
FNB Somerset Mall
Acc no:  62299551137
branch code: 200912

Otherwise contact me on siembambablog@gmail.com

All the supplies need to be driven to and from the school each day to prevent it from being stolen.

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