Yellowwood Primary School in Tafelsig is receiving much needed help from a local business after parts of its building were damaged during the storm in June this year.
To assist the school with repairs, Cashbuild in Mitchell’s Plain handed over a cheque on Thursday November 23.
They will be assisting the school with building material to fix their damaged infrastructure at a cost of R194 709.03. It includes the bricked fence around the school and fixing certain parts of the roof and down pipes. The school also received four 10-litre water tanks.
Yellowwood Primary School principal Donovan Senosi said the school was grateful for the generous donation.
“This assistance will be very helpful. Parts of the fence blew down and the roof was damaged during the storm. The contribution will help us create a conducive environment for our pupils. Construction already started and we hope to complete the work by January,” he said.
Brian McPherson, divisional manager for Cashbuild, said despite the effort by government, the school had a lot of sections that needed repairing.
“Cashbuild is focused on assisting communities close to our stores. We see ourselves as corporate residents in these communities and to be able to assist the community in general is very pleasing to us. One of the most exciting factors about this donation is that water tanks will be installed at the school. This is meant to assist the community to harvest rain water,” he said.