Yesterday over 40 volunteers were mobilised to the Home from Home Creche in Khayalitsha. The task was huge. Paint the whole of the creche, and a 30 meter long mural. And I’m extremely proud to announce it was a huge success.
We managed to complete all work on the creche, and 98% of the mural. The pictures below will speak for themselves.
A massive thanks needs to go to those involved. How everyone stepped up to the plate and did their bit really left the organisation crew beaming. For me one of the major aspects of charity work is the tangibility of the project.
The mural was designed by Frank Joubert Art School. They came to site the day before and outlined it all in black crayon, leaving spots of paint to indicate what color must be used.
Danny was an integral part in the organisation of this project. Apart from general logistics she and Jo also organised all the food. I bought the beers (I always pick the fun work!)
Roy was the site manager and ran his team beautifully. During the thank you speeches it was clear how much the volunteers had taken to Roy. He sang them songs the whole day, and made the work really fun. A special thanks also needs to be said to Ian who helped roy in mobilizing, and was also an integral part in the planning process.
Pippa Shaper of Home from Home also needs to be thanked. It was very easy to coordinate with her due to her professional manner.
This is the first of 8 volunteer days the New Generations Committee will be doing over the coming year. The next one will be in 6 weeks time. We don’t know where and what we are doing yet, so if you have project ideas feel free to suggest them in the comment section and I will follow up with you via email!
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