Inauguration of the new village community center in South Africa (December 2019)

Project description:

D.R.O.P.S. sponsors new Community and Learning Center

After thorough renovation and sanitary upgrading of existing premises the New Vleesbaai Community & Learning Center opened its doors on December 15, 2019. Welcoming crowds of young and old alike, the ceremony started with a short church service and much singing and praising of the Lord.

Honorary representatives from the Mossel Bay Municipality, the Police and teachers of the Kwanonquaba Informal Settlement School addressed the attendees and highlighted the significance of such educational communal facilities in remote rural poverty pockets where direct access to information and family bonding are problematic.

A community space where children can play in a safe environment while mothers or grandmothers socialize and students of all ages can improve their knowledge. This not only increases open-mindedness, but also steadily improves a damaged social structure.

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” - Margaret Mead

D.R.O.P.S. funds were used to pay local craftsmen and builders to upgrade the old school building and to build an outdoor play and rest area. The restored library now houses a D.R.O.P.S. sponsored internet hub consisting of 2 PC’s with printer and wifi access prepaid for a whole year.


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