Loerieheuwel Crèche hit by vandals

2017-11-09 06:00
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A Loerie crèche - already faced with a limited budget - is being systematically stripped by vandals who have left the playground in a precarious state and destroyed most of the vegetable garden.

Teachers and parents - fed-up with the spate of vandalism at Loerieheuwel Crèche - now appeal to the neighbouring community to help take care of the crèche and to speak up if they know who the culprits are.

“What these vandals do are totally unacceptable. The community of Loerie, especially parents, need to teach the children to respect what is around them,” says Principal Yoliswa Mengu.

According to Mengu, the fence has several holes where the vagrants gained entry. “One of these days we will be left without a fence,” says mengu.

The merry-go-round, swings and seesaws are all broken. Some decorative tyres have been stolen and lights and gutters have been destroyed.

The vegetable garden, used to feed the children and to earn extra income for the school, have been partially destroyed.

The vandal furthermore opened the tap of the water tank and outside tap, defecated on the porch and knocked down several small trees.

“This is going to have a major effect on our children,” says an emotional Mengu. “They can no longer play outside, and we simply do not have the financial means to repair or replace the play equipment.”

To assist the Loerieheuwel Crèche, contact Mengu at 073 950 5110

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