Company makes a difference in Gugs

2016-04-07 06:00
 David Anderson General Delegate Saint-Gobain congratulates Principal of Sonwabo Primary School, Mr Dlwathi on the official hand over of the two new classrooms funded and built by Saint-Gobain.

David Anderson General Delegate Saint-Gobain congratulates Principal of Sonwabo Primary School, Mr Dlwathi on the official hand over of the two new classrooms funded and built by Saint-Gobain.

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Saint-Gobain has partnered with The Adopt-a-School Foundation to identify schools in local communities that need additional facilities to enhance education. One such school is the Sonwabo Primary School in Gugulethu, who were in desperate need of additional classrooms to alleviate the overcrowding.

Saint-Gobain SA, are committed to improving educational habitats, and as part of the company’s global 350 year anniversary in 2015, last year identified various projects to support. The two new classrooms were officially handed over by Saint-Gobain on Monday, 14 March 2016. Saint-Gobain financed the building of the classrooms and supplied various construction products from the various companies within the group, including Gyproc ceiling boards, Isover ceiling insulation and Weber tiling products and surface preparation for the floor tiles.

In addition, 17 temporary workers from the local community were employed and trained to install the products correctly, ensuring the facility is of the highest standard. The project manager and the quality assurance manager appointed on the project, monitored the safety of labourers, who were provided with personal protective equipment when on site, to ensure their safety was not compromised.

“We had incredible support from local partners, and are most grateful to BUCO, Andersons, MPR Foundation, SPAR Build-it and Imports International Limited for their generous contributions towards this project,” said David Anderson, General Delegate - Sub-Saharan Africa Delegation.

The Sonwabo Primary School in Gugulethu is one of three projects in South Africa that Saint-Gobain funded, as part of their local 350 anniversary celebration initiatives.

The Mvelaphanda Primary School on Tembisa received a new ablution facility whilst Inyonemhlophe Secondary School in Isipingo in KZN has a new kitchen that Saint-Gobain added to the school.

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