It was a real blessing for the school to have its toilets renovated. The students and the educators were using the toilets that were in a very bad condition until a good Samaritan who is also a businessman came to their rescue.
The 5th of December, 2015, was the official opening day of the renovated ablution block by the education director, Madibeng Executive Mayor, the principal, the educators, parents and the students.
The principal of the school, Mr. Thami Dyani was so excited that he even expressed his enthusiasm by dancing on the podium. “We are very elated about this event as it affords us dignity.”
“After all the toilets were stolen, I was so worried praying to God that one day we would get help from somebody. The education department was also planning to close down the school because of the condition of the toilets. Through this programme initiated by the executive mayor, Jostina Mothibe we can now say the school is progressing well..”
“I would like to thank the mayor for initiating the programme for business people, through this programme, 20 Elevation company came on board and renovated the entire ablution block. We are the first school to receive such marvelous assistance and we pray that the mayor extends her arms and assist other needy schools,” said the principal.
The toilets renovations were not the only offering received by the school. “This businessman, Robert Ngwenya, gave the school R20 000 in addition. Apparently, he initially planned to donate R15 000 but decided to add an extra R5 000.”
“The toilets are fully functional and we promise that we will take good care of them, we have this good community that is so understanding. Through the support of our mayor we have achieved this remarkable renovations,” added the principal.
The school has a very supportive community and SGB members. “We will make sure that the toilets are kept clean. A special thanks to the local community; the gospel groups that performed, Twizza for free drinks, parents, pastors and the local business person ‘Bucs’,” concluded the principal.
Madibeng executive mayor, Jostina Mothibe added that the mayor’s programme was initiated on the 9th of April 2015 and has identified six schools in Madibeng. “I requested businessmen around to adopt schools, our greater focus is on renovation schools.”
“We have realised that in Madibeng we have too many dilapidated schools with buildings that are in bad condition. Some students are without uniforms and others do not have parents. Those learners must be identified and assisted.”
Today was a handover day of the renovated toilets and also a time to celebrate with those learners who are preparing to leave Grade 7, bidding a farewell to them.”
“Our plan is to identify new schools and have more business people to invest in those schools. Many schools are not in a good condition and that is something we know, that is why we are trying to fix windows, provide water, fix doors, have proper sanitation.”
“There is a way forward and we are happy to see our community happy when we make progress in uplifting education in Madibeng,” said the Mayor.