HESC and the Lumukisa ablution facility project

The Lumukisa Prepatory School is a primary school situated in Tintswalo Village, Mpumalanga. The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) got involved with the school and introduced the Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL) initiative late in 2017. During the introduction and interaction, the plight for ablution facilities was quickly identified.
Lumikisa-Children-Smiling
HESC together with the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) partnered with Nedbank to launch a toilet refurbishment project at Lumukisa Prepatory School.
This project was completed in November and it is believed, that the schooling experience of the learners at Lumukisa Prepatory School will now change forever:

  • The learners can now enjoy better sanitation
  • Improved access to bathrooms
  • Boys and girls now have separate bathrooms
  • As part of the initiative, new toilets, sinks and taps were installed
  • Walls were painted and doors were changed

Lumikisa-Ablution-Project
This project not only benefits the 998 learners, but also the 36 teachers at Lumukisa Prepatory School.
The refurbishment was divided into four different phases:
Phase 1 – Installation of a new septic tank.
Phase 2 – Renovation of old flush toilet block
Phase 3 – Renovation of old pit toilet block
Phase 4 – Construction of new teacher’s toilets
We would like to extend a heartfelt and sincere “Thank You” to the WCT, David de Beer from Davon Construction and last but not at all least, Ian Mostert and Heinie Klee from Nedbank.
UPDATE:
On the 7th of November Mrs Roode and her team had the honor of being able to attend the school prize giving ceremony. Here, Mrs Roode could hand over the ablution facility.
Upon arrival the children and parents were all seated. After being shown to their seats the ceremony could start. The awards were handed out to all the top learners in each grade; they were handed over by Ian Mostert and Heinie Klee from Nedbank.
Ablution-Hand-OverMrs Roode, Ricki  Kirschner, Ian Mostert (Nedbank) and Heinie Klee (Nedbank) at the Lumukisa Prepatory School ceremony.
When it was time for the hand over of the ablution facilities, thank you’s could be extended to all parties involved as well as Mrs. Roode and HESC for all the work that was offered to Lumukisa.
The day was a festive one and smiles could be seen all around. HESC and Mrs. Roode are very grateful that they were able to help at Lumukisa Prepatory School and in a position to facilitate the ablution facilities with Nedbank. HESC is proud that they could help improve the day to day lives of both the learners and their school teachers.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Jaxiejax

    Really fantastic! This is a big deal. Thank you. Were the children able to learn and visit Hoedspruit so they could learn about the plight of rhinos and how much it matters to protect them?

    1. HESC

      Good day Jaxiejax,
      Thank you for your comment. The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre has been working closely with Lumukisa Primary School.
      HESC currently has the following initiatives:
      • Presenting demonstrations, one of which is taking an anti-poaching dog to the school and demonstrating how this unit operates. HESC also demonstrates and explains the vital role it plays in the battle to stop rhino poaching.
      • Students visit the centre in groups to experience the magnificence of, not only rhinos, but all endangered animals.
      • Rhino art, a global initiative, is presented to the scholars to educate them on the beauty of our animals.
      We plan to elaborate on all initiatives in order to halt poaching.
      Keep a close eye on our website and blog to see how you can participate.

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