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The Allanridge Civic Centre is continuously targeted by vandals. Windows are broken, ceilings torn out, the library is destroyed and all toilets and wash basins are ruined.RIGHT: Allanridge Library once a facility with more than 18 000 books, is now destroyed. On the outside a few children’s and educational books were seen thrown out of the library windows. Photos: HEILIE COMBRINCK
The Allanridge Civic Centre is continuously targeted by vandals. Windows are broken, ceilings torn out, the library is destroyed and all toilets and wash basins are ruined.RIGHT: Allanridge Library once a facility with more than 18 000 books, is now destroyed. On the outside a few children’s and educational books were seen thrown out of the library windows. Photos: HEILIE COMBRINCK

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According to Quinette Goosen, who together with Glenise Howard and Olive Grimsel founded the project, a total of approximately 113 644kg of plastic and cardboard was removed from the area over a period of four years. The impact of the project was clearly visible, but since it stopped, the area is once again in a filthy state and hundreds of children are left without the one-a-week healthy meal benefits.

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