Refurbished multi-purpose room unveiled

2016-06-22 06:00
Photo: supplied SV Naicker and Haroon Joosab unveil the plaque at the refurbished multi-purpose room.

Photo: supplied SV Naicker and Haroon Joosab unveil the plaque at the refurbished multi-purpose room.

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LOWER Tugela Primary School recently unveiled their refurbished multi-purpose room at a function attended by school staff and community members.

School principal Hans Tulsee said: “For us at Lower Tugela Primary, the multi-purpose room holds a rich history and is of sentimental value as it was built by the community in 1954 at a tremendous sacrifice to provide education for their children during difficult times.”

Speaking about the longest serving education community champion SV Naicker, deputy principal Saras Padayachee said: “Given Mr. Naicker’s understanding and insight into education, he took the initiative to visit our school to gain a hands-on understanding of the needs of the school, and the projects that we as a school had identified.
“He was drawn to the project of restoring the three classroom building – multi-purpose room. He took the initiative to assist us in accessing funding. Consequently, he put in valuable personal time to facilitate the process of securing the funding. Hence, through his efforts Mr. Haroon Joosab of Jackson Motors, a former resident and ex-pupil of the school, spontaneously and generously made a sponsorship of R63 000 on behalf of his brothers and the Joosab family for the refurbishment of the multi-purpose room.”

Joosab has had close links with the school and fondly spoke of the various people in the community that had assisted selflessly in establishing the school.

“I am ecstatic of the progress the school has made over the years. The improved building will help with teaching and learning from which both the school and community will benefit.
“I have no doubt that all associated with the school and the community will be justly proud of this refurbished historic building since it was built during painful times at great personal sacrifice by the community,” he said.

On behalf of the school and the community, Tulsee applauded Joosab for his vision, foresight, and the donation, calling it a social investment.

“Your commitment to our school is laudable. There is no doubt in our minds that you have a social conscience. Your example has re-defined that the bottom line just not about profits but also about giving back to society. Your interest in our school is a real investment in the future of the children we serve.
“We wish to say that our school is privileged to have you as our chief benefactor, and we express the hope that others may find it possible to follow in your footsteps,” he said, speaking to Joosab.

The circuit manager Mr. T Woodraj and chief education specialist Mr. D Singh commended the principal, staff and the school governing body for their efforts to enhance teaching and learning through their curriculum delivery projects and attempts to improve infrastructure.

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