This is the third consecutive year that Newkidz on the Block has had the privilege of working with the Global Exploration group. During the weeks of 27-29 July and 1-4 August 2016, we got to host 2 energetic and hard working groups of students back to back doing much needed maintenance and repair work to 2 of the cottages at Baphumelele Children’s Home in Khayelitsha.
We gave the 2 cottages a complete make-over. Each cottage is home to 8 children and a house mother.
We painted the entire interior and exterior of the cottages, we installed new cupboards in the bedrooms, repaired the plumbing in the kitchen and bathroom and installed new tiles and counter tops in the kitchens.
We also supplied brand new beds, mattresses and bedding for all 16 children as well as the house mothers. New lounge furniture, curtaining and décor was also given.
The end result was amazing, a complete transformation to the houses. The children will now be proud to live in them and call them home.
Not only did this wonderful group do a fantastic job of the cottage make-overs they also managed to finish well ahead of schedule and gave the playground a makeover too with their extra time.
The leaders and students from Global Exploration were pro-active, hardworking and committed to getting the job done, it was an absolute pleasure working with these 2 groups.