The kitchen at this primary school is currently separated from the boys’ toilet by a partition as they share a room. A kitchen unit is needed
Location: Hanover Park, Cape Town, Western Cape
About: The principal, Mr Ebrahim Follentine, was raised in Hanover Park and taught at the school before being appointed to his current role. He is well aware of the social ills that plagues this community: a high unemployment rate, gangs, drugs, alcohol abuse and violence – and the children are vulnerable to all of it. The school offers a no-fees service to the community, which limits the services they can offer to the essentials.
Challenge: The kitchen is currently separated from the boys’ toilet by a partition as they share a room. Unfortunately, this makes the kitchen rather smelly and unhygienic, as the children eat their meals close by. The available space is narrow, with no cross-ventilation and has no kitchen cupboards. The school enjoys the support of the Peninsula School Feeding Association, who provide healthy, balanced meals to the children. Although the school has 350 children on the feeding programme, more than 600 meals are being served each day.
The need: In order to ensure that the children are safe and healthy, Breadline Africa proposes a 6m container kitchen. This will allow for the preparation of meals in a safe and hygienic space.
Beneficiaries: 1,050 children from Grade R to Grade 7