Social Economic Development
Luyanda Primary School
Situated in the heart of the informal settlement of Motherwell in the Eastern Cape is the Luyanda pre-school and crèche. What was once a forgotten derelict zinc structure, where a partial leaking roof was being held up with gum poles, and broken pallets where being used as a floor is where we found Alicia Sicwebu and her five volunteers trying to make a difference in an extremely underprivileged environment by teaching in excess of sixty children from the ages of one year through to grade R. The majority of these children are living with relatives due to their parents being victims of HIV/AIDS and in some cases do not have the privilege of a cooked meal. Building under these circumstances was not an easy task.
As our SEO project, we were searching for a sustainable project. In 2010 CFR embarked on giving back to the community by demolishing this excuse for a school and building a bigger, safer proper school, creating an environment where children can be taught, play and have fun.
Five years on and this royal blue building is the center of attraction, boasting running water, proper sewerage and pay as you go electricity. There is a kitchen, office, two very large classrooms, an outside covered area, grassed areas for playing, paving, fencing and two in-door toilets. Each day the children are guaranteed at least one wholesome cooked meal from the school at no additional cost.
his has been a sustainable project for CFR of which we are very proud. Each year we assist with whatever maintenance is required to the building. In addition to this we continue to donate playing equipment, cots, toys, and may other items all for the children.