Rise and Shine Educare

Sponsor: ENGEN

The Rise & Shine EduCare in the Strand received a dynamic facelift on Saturday the 23rd February 2013.

The volunteers were from Engen Corporate Affairs Customer Services Division and the Newkidz on the block volunteer base which made up a hard working (and great attitude) team of 47 people, most of whom worked a double shift.

The project started at 09h00 and we finished at 16h30, which was earlier than planned.

It was very hot and the area that we could work in was a premium but despite this, the volunteers willingly worked around each other which created a peaceful atmosphere. It was great to witness how everyone followed instructions and worked very neatly, which minimized the cleaning up at the end (which was also a bonus). We also only had to open the first aid kit to take out the sun block.

Our youngest members were Seth (aged 10) and his little brother Noah (aged 5) who were on site for both shifts and helped in the garden and painting. It looked like they were enjoying themselves. They were extremely well behaved little boys who made their daddy, Mathew, proud.

Thank you Engen for providing lunch for everyone – it was greatly appreciated.

This project was also tremendously blessed by the generosity of suppliers who gave of their material and skills for free. We trust that their business will be blessed for their contribution.

Some of the extra jobs that were done were:

  • Repaired the swings
  • Laid vinyl floor covering
  • Provided new large loose carpets in all the rooms
  • Tiled the baby room
  • Painted the vibrecrete walls
  • Filled a cupboard with groceries
  • Created a flower garden in the front of the property
  • Provided shade cover in the front garden
  • Donated clothing
  • Made a pathway from the gate to the front door

Thank you to Engen Corporate Affairs for partnering with Newkidz on the block to improve the environment for the 96 little children who attend this EduCare. We are confident that Cynthia, the principal, will treasure this investment that has been made.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who gave of themselves to help at this project. On behalf of Newkidz on the block, it was a privilege working with you all.

It was a good day!