Innovative green school opens in Joe Slovo township

kids+creche“Children from the Silindokuhle Crèche in the impoverished Joe Slovo township on Wednesday received a major boost towards their education in the form of a newly built eco-friendly school.

The project was initiated by the Love Story‚ the Port Elizabeth based non-government organisation that runs community upliftment projects‚ education programmes and feeding schemes‚ who applied for initial seed funding to the General Motors (GM) ChildLife Foundation through the Williams Hunt Uitenhage dealership.

According to project manager‚ Kevin Kimwelle‚ an architect that volunteers for Love Story‚ the R100‚000 seed funding put them on track to start preparation work for the first phase‚ the construction of an innovative “green” building.

Designed and built by young French architects from the French studio‚ SAGA‚ from 350 wooden pallets (donated by Coca-Cola)‚ 1‚500 wine bottles‚ collected from restaurants in Richmond Hill and a number of other reusable materials‚ the eco-friendly school boasts new classrooms‚ a fully functional kitchen and flushable toilets.”

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