Giving Masifundisane’s children a caring boost

This year the Aspen Holdings Mandela Day task team had the challenge of selecting a new beneficiary. After receiving numerous nominations it was agreed that Masifundisane Pre-Primary School in Durban North was in desperate need of assistance.

This school was established about 20 years ago to care for domestic workers’ children. It has since evolved into a pre-primary school catering for 55 boys and girls from 3 to 6 years of age.

A very enthusiastic team from Aspen’s head office set to work to improve the facilities for the children. The school yard was cleaned, a cycle track was repainted and hopscotch and chalkboard areas were introduced. Shade cloth was installed along the fence for privacy and security while a trampoline was installed as an extra exercise option for the busy bodies who didn’t want to play in the replenished and improved sand pit. A new carport was also built to provide extra shade for the children while they happily play outdoors.

Learners were treated to a delicious Nandos kiddies meal and they were delighted to also each receive a backpack containing a colouring book, crayons, lunch and juice box while the assistants and principal received care packs.

Festivities on the day concluded with a birthday cake being served to the very grateful young ones by Stephen Saad and Gus Attridge.

Commitment to Masifundisane will continue beyond Mandela Day with an intercom system due to be installed at the gate to provide additional security for the children.