Projects

Overview Video

Grade R Classroom at Sediba Thuto Primary School

Oraganisation: Kirsty Watts Foundation

Contact: Belinda Watts

Email: belinda@kirstywattsfoundation.org.za

Website: http://kirstywattsfoundation.org.za/

NPO Number: 079-639

PBO Number: 930033122

Province: Gauteng

City: Soweto


Grade R Classroom at Sediba Thuto Primary School Overview
  • In collaboration with ‘bottle2build Schools’ the KWF will commence the building of a Grade R Classroom for the Sediba Thuto Primary School in Mapetla, close to Protea South, Soweto. The children attending this school come from a very impoverished community with the majority being shack dwellers and raised by grandmother’s or even in child headed households. There are no pre-school facilities for these children to go to and hence the reason why a Grade R introduction class is critical to their educational foundation and also an opportunity for them to receive a daily meal. The building is performed with recycled plastic bottles set in a metal framework and is cheaper and faster to build than traditional methods, while still fully functional and approved by building inspectors.
Ongoing Needs
  • The supplementary building materials for this project are needed. The cost of building the 9m x 6m classroom is R180,000 which has been partially funded by other donors.