I would like to salut my niece Louise for dedicating her annual holiday to come down to Cape Town to volunteer for A Reaching Hand. She also spent a month prior to her visit raising money for one of our kindergartens, Teletubbies.
"Today I've had a meeting with Big Box Containers company, who will build the kindergarten! I looked at different containers to see how they would look when it's finished. It was great to be part of deciding where I wanted the windows, the door and what color it should be! I think it was only when I sat there and decided all this that I understood what we had achieved! It was so awesome! We had collected money for a bulletproof kindergarten! It's absolutely amazing, (Due to gangsterism in the area this has become a very sad necessity).
I have now placed our order and they will start building it at the end of October to be delivered to Teletubbies at the end of December. Then Leonie can decorate and furnish it before they open again after Christmas holidays. Imagine the children's faces when they come back!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, all of you amazing people who have helped. I am so grateful that I am surrounded by you all. We will be really proud that there will soon be a bulletproof kindergarten in one of the worst townships in Cape Town. The kids will have a safe place to be and it's thanks to you! "
Here's an example of a container, floors are wooden. You can see that there are windows (on this only 2, we shall have 4 to get as much light as possible, ceiling lamps, electricity sockets and a security door. It's amazing what they can do with a used container!