St Stithians Boys College Interact Club in Sandton raised enough money to complete the unfinished renovations at Tshidza Vathu Day Care in Diepsloot. Rendani Muiaisi (owner) built a five room structure consisting of two flushing adult toilets, a small kitchen, and two classrooms, but due to financial constraints was not able to complete the structure.
Before the midi-makeover, the outside wall was painted in a dull grey, the roof had no ceiling and leaked when it rained. The kitchen had no sink or cupboards and the children would lie on the hard unfinished floors during nap time.
The centre now boasts a beautifully renovated and painted building with repaired walls and roof, a ceiling, tiled floors and a kitchen equipped with fitted cupboards and a sink. With the help of the JAM SA team and Michelle Hallett of Michessie Art by Design, the boys worked hard over the three days painting and making sure they leave Tshidza Vathu looking new.
Team Leader Paemo Nyembe said “The most important thing was making a change, from where we started to the end and realising that we did bring smiles”. He went on to say he hopes the children will be more excited to go to school, as they now have what he had as a privileged child.
Grade 11 learner Sashin Pillay said “It’s really nice to help other people, It was a lot more fun than I expected, I am now closer with my peers and I learned a new skills. I hope the children enjoy coming to school as this is the only way to brighten their future”.
Tshidza Vathu has three teachers and 40 children who can now enjoy going to creche in a child friendly environment that is more conducive to learning.
Thank you St Stithians Boys College Interact Club for making a world of a difference at Tshidza Vathu Day Care.