Rainbow Day Care Centre to boast own hall

2016-03-24 06:00
Johan Vos (Victory4All Projects) and Project Manager Henry Von Mollendorff at the newly built Rainbow Hall in Kruisfontein, Humansdorp.                                                   Photo: MONIQUE BASSON

Johan Vos (Victory4All Projects) and Project Manager Henry Von Mollendorff at the newly built Rainbow Hall in Kruisfontein, Humansdorp. Photo: MONIQUE BASSON

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE Rainbow Day Care Centre in Kruisfontein, Humansdorp will soon boast their own multi-million Rand hall - called the Rainbow Dream Centre.

Serving the needs of the 120 learners with special needs, such as physical and mental disabilities or learning difficulties, the hall - situated opposite the centre - will amongst other things be used for indoor sport, play- and movement therapy, parent evenings, assemblies, a children’s choir, art exhibitions and skills training.

It is estimated that the hall will be completed by the end of April this year.

The state-of-the-art hall is headed under the Victory4All Projects and is constructed at a cost of R3.5 million. An additional R900 000 was donated for the installation of a sound system, the construction of a playground and all kinds of other extras. A further R750 000 is needed to complete the project.

According to Johan Vos from Victory4All Projects, the desire to have their own hall started four to five years ago. “It has been a dream of us to have a facility that will not only serve the needs of the children at the Rainbow Day Care Centre, but also to provide a source of income for those learners who had to leave the centre at the age of 18,” says Vos.

“Most of these learners have nowhere to go and no one to look after them, once they have left the centre. With this hall, we want to change that.”

Vos says that four rooms in the hall will be used as a training facility and workplace for the some 35 former Rainbow Day Care Centre learners.

“They will be trained to make high-quality products, such as leather handbags, which will be exported to the Netherlands and places like Cape Town.This will all take place under the watchful eye of a fully qualified supervisor. It will all be a team effort and a team end result.

“It is our aim to have them become self-sustainable - earning a living for themselves and not ending up on the streets.”

For more information or to make a donation, contact Vos at 082 821 4291.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.