Community Development - Transforming Learning Environments (Groups 1 & 2)The first two groups of volunteers will be based in the new African Angels Independent School and will be...
1. Building a computer lab
2. Transforming a derelict classroom into a combined library and music room
3. Transforming a derelict classroom into a Grade R classroom
4. Building a new, smaller scale jungle gym (for the Grade R kids!) :)
5. Building a fun filled bicycle track!
Our first group of volunteers are mainly from Canadian & US and have hit the Angels School with a bang! The sounds of power tools, the banging of hammers and the smell of varnish fill what used to be the staff room as bench tables are built along the walls where newly donated computers will soon stand.
|The old staff room ready for|
desks to be built along the walls
|Desks being built in the new|
|The bench-top desks in what is soon to be the|
Angels computer lab - varnished and finished
|Desks at the other side of the computer lab - ready for use|
|The combined music room and library being painted|
|Our vollies hard at work painting the new library|
|A fun new paint job and cleaning up the floors in the|
library and music room
|The new Grade R classroom - a work in progress|
|The beginnings of a jungle gym|
|The jungle gym is almost compete!|
|A curving trench to the right of the jungle gym|
in prep of the bike track
Group 2 Completion
Some of these projects will run into Group 2's time here - they will help to install the computers in the lab, along with our technician, they will complete preparing the classrooms for use, and complete the bike track! Look out for photos of the work in progress on our facebook page.
And a few Highlights!
And we still managed to fit in some fun with Mama Tofu, a trip to the Morgans Bay cliffs and a giant dune walk!
|Stunning Chintsa views :)|
|The giant dunes with our volunteers!|
|Amazing views from the Morgans Bay cliffs|
|Mama Tofu in her Cultural village|
|Jungle gym fun with the African Angels kids!|
We want to say a massive thank you to the AWESOME volunteers from Group 1 who completed a huge amount of work in the 2 weeks that they stayed in Chintsa - have an amazing onward trip and come back to see us soon! :)
Denver & April