New school finally gets green light

2016-04-21 06:00

AFTER almost a year of levelling the ground and erecting a brick wall sporting the school’s name, Victory4All Projects has finally been given the green light for the construction of a multi-million Rand school in Ocean View.

This, however, was not an easy feat. It took over eight years of endless meetings and discussions with the Department of Education in Port Elizabeth, as well as some heated debates with local residents fearing that the ground earmarked for the new school would have a negative influence on the construction of houses - which proved to pose no truth.

Spearheaded by Victory4All Projects which relies completely on funds for all its projects, the construction of the new school is set to commence within the next week.

The dream to build a modern school in the informal settlement of Jeffreys Bay was born in response to the need in the over-populated King’s College, previously known as the Victory4All Christian School, in Tokyo Sexwale.

“The building currently being used as a school was never meant to be a school building. And it is way too small,” says project lea-der Johan Vos from Victory4All Projects.

This first primary school in Ocean View is to be built on the three hectare piece of ground opposite the road to Marina Martinique.

Catering for Grade R to Grade 7 learners, the school will be home to some 550 children from Tokyo Sexwale, Ocean View and surrounding areas.

The estimated cost is set at R32 million and will entail 22 classrooms, an administration block, a movie house, school hall, sports field and parking area.

To assist in funding the construction of the building, contact Johan Vos at 082 821 4291 or send an email to johan@victory4all.com.

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