Ubuhlobo Project donates classroom to Walmer children

2016-10-19 06:00
Ubuhlobo Project provided a Wendy House to benefit 35 children in Walmer Township. Photo: SUPPLIED

Ubuhlobo Project provided a Wendy House to benefit 35 children in Walmer Township. Photo: SUPPLIED

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UBUHLOBO Project has done it again in the Walmer Township.

The project, which was started by a retired teacher Rolf Weder in 1999 to uplift the poor and downtrodden people of the township, has built a classroom for the benefit of small school children.

There was joy and merriment last Thursday as the “Little Stuart play school” in Thimna Dlamini Street received a Wendy House from the Ubuhlobo Project.

“Last year as Ubuhlobo Project we donated a classroom container to Nadja Mila who is running an aftercare project where 35 learners can do their homework after school.

“Besides this aftercare project, Nadja is running a créche with 15 children,” said Project Manager, Weder.

He added that while they assisted the institution with the container last year, it became apparent that the growth in numbers of the toddlers called for more space and the Ubuntu Project was more than eager to lend a helping hand.

“We built a new classroom for these children because we want them to have better lives. It is through education that these children can have a better chance in life,” he said

The handover was attended by representatives from Rotary PE, the German Consul and others who were following the official opening and the work Ubuhlobo Project had been doing for the past 18 years in the impoverished Walmer Township.

“The Ubuhlobo project would continue assisting in projects like these. Education will give little children the best chances for the future,” Weder said.

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