Thursday, 18 September 2014

Silatsha School Classroom Completed!

Last month a long term VA32 project was completed by a small group of volunteers who travelled to South Africa with EDventures International.

The building of a new classroom at Silatsha School has been in progress since July 2013 when the school was identified by VA32 and local NPO Friends of Chintsa, as in dire need of additional space to teach the current number of learners at the school effectively. To catch up with the progress of the project from start to finish check out the blogs below:
"Volunteers Build New Classroom in Rural School"


The final group of volunteers joined the project at an exciting stage with the classroom in need of some vital finishing before it was ready for use. These tasks included:

Painting the outside of the classroom

Plastering and tiling the floor

Careful laying of the first tile!

Volunteer co-ordinator Thabo enjoying the dance floor ;)
Inserting of aluminium windows

And lots of other small touch ups both to the new classroom and the existing building at the school. Check out a few of our highlights!

A quick break - we're almost finished!

Local mama's in their traditional Xhosa finery - so beautiful!

Who says girls can't decorate?! ;)

Smiles from the kids at school <3

Selfies! :)
AND - the ultimate highlight...the completed classroom!!!

Internal view - murals completed, windows inserted, floor tiled

External view of the completed classroom!
The team at VA32 want to say a HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers who worked so hard on this project over the last 12 months. It might be difficult to see progress as you are only with us for a short period of time - but every spade full of cement, every brush stroke, every inch of foundation dug, makes the end product achievable. Well done :)

Miller & April

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