Blog 2012/11/01 Blog written Lani van Niekerk
Today was a big day.
After many long days of drilling, welding and sawing, our work has paid off! We revealed the new bathrooms to the foundation phase kids (ages 7 – 10). Each class had the chance to see their new facilities and to learn how to use them properly.
We used role play (with lots of help from some older kids: Jason, Reedwann, Kaylin and Abegail as well as Geberit apprentices Ruben and Ramona) to show the little ones how to keep it clean and beautiful. They really enjoyed seeing and using the brand new bathrooms! We had a good laugh at the little boys as they explored the new facilities. Eyes bright with happiness, the kids thanked us for all the work.
We also finished putting in a new floor in the kitchen. The school has a feeding scheme were they supply one meal for 850 children every day. The kitchen however, had a very old wooden floor that was extremely unhygienic. We decided to put in a new vinyl floor that is easy to clean! The ladies in the kitchen were very happy to receive this along with some new overalls and cooking utensils.
On the morning of the 31st, we joined the school children for their annual athletics day. Even though it rained, the weather could not dampen the spirits of everyone around. We joined in several races: 100m, 400m and the gruelling 800m. It was great fun to join in the singing and general team spirit. This was also a great way to get to know the kids better and learn more about their culture. All in all a very good day!