Rainbow Day Care Centre to boast own hall

2016-03-24 06:00
Johan Vos (Victory4All Projects) and Project Manager Henry Von Mollendorff at the newly built Rainbow Hall in Kruisfontein, Humansdorp.                                                   Photo: MONIQUE BASSON

Johan Vos (Victory4All Projects) and Project Manager Henry Von Mollendorff at the newly built Rainbow Hall in Kruisfontein, Humansdorp. Photo: MONIQUE BASSON

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THE Rainbow Day Care Centre in Kruisfontein, Humansdorp will soon boast their own multi-million Rand hall - called the Rainbow Dream Centre.

Serving the needs of the 120 learners with special needs, such as physical and mental disabilities or learning difficulties, the hall - situated opposite the centre - will amongst other things be used for indoor sport, play- and movement therapy, parent evenings, assemblies, a children’s choir, art exhibitions and skills training.

It is estimated that the hall will be completed by the end of April this year.

The state-of-the-art hall is headed under the Victory4All Projects and is constructed at a cost of R3.5 million. An additional R900 000 was donated for the installation of a sound system, the construction of a playground and all kinds of other extras. A further R750 000 is needed to complete the project.

According to Johan Vos from Victory4All Projects, the desire to have their own hall started four to five years ago. “It has been a dream of us to have a facility that will not only serve the needs of the children at the Rainbow Day Care Centre, but also to provide a source of income for those learners who had to leave the centre at the age of 18,” says Vos.

“Most of these learners have nowhere to go and no one to look after them, once they have left the centre. With this hall, we want to change that.”

Vos says that four rooms in the hall will be used as a training facility and workplace for the some 35 former Rainbow Day Care Centre learners.

“They will be trained to make high-quality products, such as leather handbags, which will be exported to the Netherlands and places like Cape Town.This will all take place under the watchful eye of a fully qualified supervisor. It will all be a team effort and a team end result.

“It is our aim to have them become self-sustainable - earning a living for themselves and not ending up on the streets.”

For more information or to make a donation, contact Vos at 082 821 4291.

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