Getting ‘down and dirty’ for a good cause

2016-07-21 06:00
 Photo: supplied Staff of the Project Build Trust and sponsors at the Paint a Classroom Mandela Day initiative.

Photo: supplied Staff of the Project Build Trust and sponsors at the Paint a Classroom Mandela Day initiative.

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THE Project Build Trust believes change can be implemented with every action – no matter how small. This is why this Mandela Day, The Project Build Trust and its partners in change, helped give the Golden Steps School for the Disabled in Verulam, a much-needed face lift, by painting the school’s classrooms.

Project Build has been constructing educational buildings in KwaZulu-Natal for 40 years, and has completed 6 000 classrooms to date.

The Paint a Classroom Mandela Day initiative is an annual enterprise, created with the aim of building on the legacy of former president, Nelson Mandela.

“Nelson Mandela was a firm believer in the transformative abilities of education. Every child is deserving of a quality education and the impact this has on society is immeasurable,” said Project Build chief executive officer, Suzanne Edmunds.

“Friends of The Project Build Trust have always provided us with limitless support over the years and this was once again the case on Monday. So many corporates and individuals joined hands with us in partnership – and friendship – to help honour an icon, the children of Golden Steps. It was a heartening to see the number of individuals willing to make a lasting impact.”

The organisation strives to empower independent building contractors while creating employment opportunities and passing skills onto the communities with whom they work.

For more information, contact Suzanne­ Edmunds on 031 307 5322, email or visit

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