Qiniso Safe Park

2018-04-25 06:01
The original four-year-old safe play area can be seen in the background to the start of the earthworks for the next exciting phase of the Qiniso Safe Park for the children.

The original four-year-old safe play area can be seen in the background to the start of the earthworks for the next exciting phase of the Qiniso Safe Park for the children.

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OVER the past four years, hundreds of children from Enhlalakahle and surrounding informal settlements have enjoyed just being children in a fun, happy and safe place — the Qiniso Safe Park at Umvoti Aids Centre.

This park was the inspiration of Qiniso Justin McMond who built it four years ago.

Now this project is being expanded to provide even more for the children of the area.

UAC General Manager Sithu Mchunu told the Greytown Gazette: “This is a huge project and it certainly will not happen overnight, in fact it will be rolled out in phases — funding and supplier dependent.

“Our dream is that Qiniso Safe Park will have a tennis, basketball, volleyball and netball field all in one, a soccer field, trampolines, a tarred trail around the park for bicycles and roller blades (which were generously donated by some members of the community) as well as an area for on the floor games. This park will be accessible to all children — that is why we are consulting to ensure that it is disabled friendly.”

Earthworks have already started and will be covered by Lotto funding for building and grounds maintenance.

Sappi has already donated 200 metres of top quality fence. Jawuza Construction has given such good rates and a ton of free hours in between and Isibindi funded paint for the four-year-old jungle gym.

Umvoti Municipality is working closely with UAC on this project and as the general manager points out, assistance is needed in terms of donations, expertise, time and support from businesses and individuals.

This exciting project is aimed at the children of the area — to find out more about what is required please contact 064 870 5351or 033 413 2745/6.

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