Hotel gives back to local schools

Representatives of four Grassy Park schools with members of the new water project.PHOTO: aishah cassiem
Representatives of four Grassy Park schools with members of the new water project.PHOTO: aishah cassiem

Local businesses are doing their best to give back to their communities, during the current water crises.

A new water project lead by Grassy Park Hotel, and in conjunction with H20, is set to benefit four local schools in the Grassy Park area.

The Water Quenchers launch took place at the hotel in Victoria Road on Thursday afternoon in the presence of both project partners and school representatives­.

Genevieve Cerfontyne, a representative from H20 says: “The management of this busy hotel approached me recently with the hopes of doing something good for four schools in their community. They wanted to do something where they could supply water to these beneficiaries every month. The only thing I could think of at that moment was water dispensers.

“He agreed and wanted to do two per school. We have just supplied the machines, but it is at the cost of the hotel. They are basically donating the things.

“The entire set up would come with a filter and with bottles that can be filled at any time. We delivered everything a day prior to the launch and everything is already installed, ready for the kids and teachers to use.”

Cerfontyne says the launch event was to educate teachers on the purpose of the project.

“The teachers are excited and over the moon for the contribution.

“These are the first schools we approached on this project. The coolers and water dispensers are placed in a safe space at the school where each teacher will allocate a class to start filling up their bottles every day.

“The hotel wants to involve others to do the same for other areas, especially schools in underprivileged communities. It is more about using purifying water and staying safe.

“Because of the low damn levels, there are lot of bacteria coming through. We look forward to working with more schools to benefit from this great project.”

Brian Frans, general manager of Grassy Park Hotel, says the water project is one of many community projects under their banner.

“This project comes with our commitment for our business and the area.

Besides doing our normal weekly request and projects of assistance, we decided to do something different for the community, after realising the seriousness of the water crises­.

“I am thankful for those who have come on board to make the project a reality and we are hoping to expand to other schools further out soon. I surely hope this will benefit our school children.”

V For more information call Grassy Park Hotel on 083 611 5813.

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