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Scorpio Creche 2017-06-03T10:37:27+00:00

Scorpio Creche

Sponsor: Sven & Tina Dose

The weather in Cape Town during October is normally warm and sunny but over the weekend of the 28th – 31st it was the opposite but this didn’t stop the volunteers who came to help at the Scorpion creche makeover.

89 people from all walks of life came to Ocean View over the weekend, many of whom worked multiple shifts to finish the work at hand in just 3-days.

Sven & Tina Dose from Germany sponsored this initiative and a huge thank you to them for their vision to improve this Early Childhood Development Centre for the children of Ocean View. Tina and her daughter Lille, travelled to South Africa to join in the makeover and they worked very hard throughout the weekend alongside the volunteers. We wish there were more people in this world like the Dose family.

The weather was really unpredictable and created some amusement because when the heavens opened and it started to pour with rain, the contractors and volunteers had to run for cover but as soon as there was a glimpse of sunshine again, they were out in a dash to continue with the work.

We were able to achieve our goal and the end result was truly amazing. With the support of many generous sponsors and willing volunteers and just 3-days, we were able to:

  • Replace many missing ceiling boards
  • Paint the entire ceiling boards (800 square metres)
  • Remove old broken perimeter fence & erect a new welded mesh fence with barbed wire on the top
  • Fit wall-to-wall carpets in the office and sick bay – lay vinyl tiles in the toilet area
  • Enhance the existing murals and add more delightful drawing to the interior walls
  • Paint the long front porch walls and floor
  • Position tyres around the play area and paint them in bright primary colours
  • Create a pretty flower garden
  • Paint all interior doors, window frames and some walls that were in need of TLC
  • Repair all the creche furniture and paint the chairs, cupboards and tables in bright colours
  • Hang new curtaining on all windows
  • Remove old gutters and replace with new PVC gutters and down pipes
  • Cut the grass on the large property
  • Replace many missing ceiling boards
  • Paint the entire ceiling boards (800 square metres)
  • Remove old broken perimeter fence & erect a new welded mesh fence with barbed wire on the top
  • Fit wall-to-wall carpets in the office and sick bay – lay vinyl tiles in the toilet area
  • Enhance the existing murals and add more delightful drawing to the interior walls
  • Paint the long front porch walls and floor
  • Position tyres around the play area and paint them in bright primary colours
  • Create a pretty flower garden
  • Paint all interior doors, window frames and some walls that were in need of TLC
  • Repair all the creche furniture and paint the chairs, cupboards and tables in bright colours
  • Hang new curtaining on all windows
  • Remove old gutters and replace with new PVC gutters and down pipes
  • Cut the grass on the large property
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One of the little boys who attend this creche face lit up when he saw his beautiful new creche. He exclaimed “now my school is a mega school”.

To everyone who gave of their time: energy and resources for these children in Ocean View, thank you…together we did this.

From NEWKIDZ, we believe that Scorpio Creche is in good hands and that the management board and staff at this creche will take care of the investment you have entrusted to them.

May each one of you be richly blessed for what you did for these children – none of us know how many seeds have been planted this past weekend into the lives of these children and also into the lives of fellow volunteers that could very well one day bear much fruit.