Upgrade for Sibonginhlanhla Primary

2015-11-11 06:00
 Photo: supplied CSI manager Sibaya Trust Kudzai Mqingwana, Principal Visagie, chairman of Sibaya Vivian Reddy, Greg Stevens and Mark Evered Hall from Fingerprints of Love.

Photo: supplied CSI manager Sibaya Trust Kudzai Mqingwana, Principal Visagie, chairman of Sibaya Vivian Reddy, Greg Stevens and Mark Evered Hall from Fingerprints of Love.

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THE Sibonginhlanhla School in Waterloo was opened last week with a fresh coat of paint and renovation worth half a million.

The Sibaya Community Trust donated R455 000 towards renovations of the school.

The project renovations were managed by Fingerprints of Love, the community outreach arm of the Immanuel Christian Church.

The upgraded buildings were handed over by Sibaya chairman, Vivian Reddy to the School principal Mrs. Visagie and School Governing Body of Sibonginhlanhla Primary School.

Prior to the renovations, Sibonginhlanhla Primary was in a poor condition after it wasn’t used for a while and was badly vandalised as a result.

“The school was without windows and many doors were broken. When it rained water poured in through the roof and in the winter it was so cold the children felt like they were being taught outdoors. Under the committed project leadership of Mark Evered-Hall the entire project was complete in just four months,” said Visagie.

Chairman of the Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom, Reddy spoke to the school community noting the efforts of all those who volunteered their resources and time in making the school a positive learning environment for all the children.

“The Sibaya Community Trust responded speedily to the needs of the community to make the financial resources available for the renovations. Sibaya Community Trust and Sun Sibaya have invested over R100 million to projects in the province. Further during this project in Waterloo it was our distinct pleasure to work with local black contractors and businesses,” said Reddy.

The staff of Sibonginhlanhla are excited about teaching at the ‘best school in Waterloo’.

New classrooms are now available, staff offices, the ablution blocks in the lower end of the school are fit for use and every classroom was painted and new ceilings fitted.

Greg Stevens, Pastor of Immanuel Church said: “The aim of going to war is victory, but the aim of victory is to occupy.”

He charged the staff and SGB to occupy and care for the newly upgraded school.

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