On the 29th of March, Ronald en Miran Pluimakers from the Abantwane Belanga Foundation visited the Sithand’Izingane project. No just a visit, but a visit with a special purpose. Both Ronald and Miran visited the project to deliver a cheque on behalf of the learners from the St. Franciscus primary school in the Netherlands. This cheque was handed over to them just a few days before.
The second present that they brought to the project was a whole bunch of plates and cups. This was already for some time on the wish list because the current plates and cups needed to be replaced. On behalf of the foundation and on behalf of the clients of Miran’s hair salon this wish could be fulfilled. 300 colourful plates and 300 colourful cups are now in use for the feeding scheme.
The cheque of 2000 Euro / ZAR 35000 was handed over to Sr. Mary Tuck – funder of the project and Ms. Thembi Aphane – project manager. As you know it is a kind of tradition to celebrate a donation like this, and therefore there was a lovely afternoon with music, singing, dance and some nice speeches from the children and Thembi Aphane.
The money that was handed over will be used for the new building (BOMA) and in consultation with the management a part of the donation will also be used for some urgent maintenance issues.
On behalf of all the children from Sithand’Izingane we would like to thank all the children from the St. Franciscus primary school for this wonderful donation. The building project started already last week and the first preparations are busy.