Foreign pupils give back to M’ Plain

2016-05-17 06:00
The visiting group of students fill in in the new front yard at the Jorvan Centre.

The visiting group of students fill in in the new front yard at the Jorvan Centre.

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They came, they saw and they left a lasting impression on the residents they came into contact with.

The 10 Dutch students and their two guides have since returned home but the projects they have completed remain for everyone to enjoy.

Last week the pupils from Wolfert Bilingual School in Rotterdam completed their second community project as part of their Obligatory Community Service imposed by the school.

Following the completion of their first project at the Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre in Eastridge on Friday 6 May (“Drug centre spruced up”, People’s Post, 10 May), the students started a second project at the Jorvan Centre in Woodlands – a garden revamp. This project was completed on Friday 13 May. The students have since left Cape Town.

Every year a new group of pupils are sent out on obligatory community service ahead of their examination year, known to us as matric.

The group is responsible for raising their own funds and they also pay for the renovations or anything else needed for the project selected.

This is the fifth year the students have come to Cape Town as part of the project and have visited other countries such as Ethiopia and Sir Lanka.

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