Posted by Bronwen Wetton | 2 June 2010
Blomvlei Library construction has reached roof height and so has Blomvlei Primaryâ€™s World Cup Gees !
Construction continues at a rapid pace on the Library at Blomvlei Primary School in Hanover Park. Despite days of heavy rain and bad weather the construction team has managed to achieve amazing results.
These photoâ€™s taken yesterday, luckily during a good weather day, show that the construction is now ready for the roofing sheets which should be in place by Friday. It is expected that the construction should be completed by mid August 2010.
A library committee has been formed consisting of teachers, parents and children from the school to establish the set up and operational side of the Library once it is completed. We will be working closely with other successful community libraries and NGOâ€™s to implement programs into the library for literacy development, social development, business and life skills.
The excitement for the World Cup is very evident at the school with the children decorating their classrooms with different country flags and projects on the World Cup. The learners also had their own count down to the World Cup and formed a human chain to spell out â€œ10 Days to Goâ€ in the school courtyard. The excitement and noise echoed through the school as the children waved flags and sang (shouted) Nkosi Sikelelâ€™i Afrika !
One sad situation is the violence which has once again raised its ugly head in Hanover Park last Saturday with gangsters having a shoot out during a childrenâ€™s soccer game which left two people dead, traumatized children and prompted police to step up patrols in this tense suburb. Just another reminded how desperately needed the Blomvlei Multipurpose center is for this community, to create a place where children can play safely, be inspired and learn.
Construction of the Blomvlei community library and educational garden will continue during the World Cup and updates sent to you. We are still short on our building costs and appeal to everyone to PLEASE HELP us and put the word out to anyone who you know who could possibly assist us with any further funding in order to complete the Library for the community of Hanover Park.
Enjoy the World Cup and remember to fly the South African flag high !