Cricket Strength sows seeds of hope

2018-02-08 06:00
PHOTO: SUPPLIEDAdults and children take part in cricket games.

PHOTO: SUPPLIEDAdults and children take part in cricket games.

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THE Cricket Strength opened doors to a new library and harvested the first crop from their farming initiative in Siyabathanda Children’s Home last Saturday. In their efforts to create a sustainable future for the children of Bhamshela, the foundation embarked on a three phase yearlong project in 2017, which enhanced the children’s living conditions to support a healthy, happy lifestyle.

In phase one of the project, the children were treated to a trip to Ushaka and the zoo for the very first time while RJ’s in Durban North treated the kids to a hearty lunch. The kids also learned a few basic cricket skills before playing a friendly match with the boys.

Phase two included upgrades to their home with Wilcote Paints adding a fresh new coat and maintenance repairs completed thanks to the generosity of Sikhula Construction.

In Phase three of the project, Siyabathanda was prepared for the future with a brand new library, complete with educational books and classroom tables and chairs that enabled an environment of learning and teaching.

Together with Nohari Farms, Cricket Strength also began a small potato and madumbi plantation, with the first crop harvested this month.

The most remarkable of Cricket Strength’s initiatives is that the benefits will continue to create a bright, sustainable future for the kids long after the project’s end.
- Supplied by Laura Pillay

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