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Renovation of the nursery home RiseUp in the township Orange Farm

Renovation of the nursery home RiseUp in the township Orange Farm

For the second time, the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation and JAM support the complete renovation of a nursery school in Orange Farm near Johannesburg. In the middle of the township of Orange Farm, a team of volunteers rebuilt the Mahou Day Care Center for 40 children. Before the renovation, the nursery school Rise Up was located in two containers, and a cottage made of wooden boards. Since there were no toilets, the children used plastic buckets as a potty. There was no climbing scaffold or other playground equipment on the grounds of the daycare center to promote children's motor skills. Furthermore there were only a few mats for the midday nap and a few plastic chairs and tables for the children. With the support of 'Drying Little Tears' and JAM, the nursery home received a new, insulated prefabricated house on a concrete foundation with four rooms, a kitchen and toilets. The place was also equipped with a new, stable fence. After a local construction company erected the building and the fence, it was colorfully painted, a playground with climbing scaffold was built and a vegetable garden and trees planted. The rooms were furnished with mattresses, blankets, tables, chairs and educational play and learning materials.

Info

  • Country

    Johannesburg

  • Period

    2014

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