Airports Company South Africa / Newkidz on the Block
22nd – 24th March 2016
During the first school holidays of this year, Newkidz on the Block project managed the erection of a large sturdy carport for this school’s feeding area.
Belhar Primary School provides a cooked breakfast and a hot midday meal for approximately 250 of their pupils every day.
Up until now the children have had to stand outside in the sun / wind / rain queuing for their meal and then eating it outside too (some of them are too shy to eat in the classroom or where others can see them).
Phase 1 of this project is now complete where there is a large covered area to shelter these children from the weather elements.
Phase 2 will follow soon which will provide tables & chairs; proper flooring; lighting and retractable PVC sheeting for the sides of the area.
It is imperative that children have food in their stomachs before learning can take place.
Well done to Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) for helping to meet a very real need at grass root level and giving these children the dignity they deserve.