With the help of our partner organization "JAM South Africa", in just a few weeks a new building was constructed with group rooms, child-friendly sanitary facilities, a kitchen and a terrace with a shaded area.
The building is also connected to the water network. The new rain water collection tank serves as an additional source of water, for example to keep the new turf lawn constantly watered. The premises are protected by a colorful fence for the childrens' safety.
All of the internal and external spaces were painted with vibrant colors and equipped for children in just five days. The preschool is also equipped with educational toys, and all of the rooms feature solar lamps. This is a huge step since electricity is scarce in the neighborhood. An "Actros" sandpit was created within the space of a few days thanks to the creativity of the team members, and to the great joy of the children. Instead of a loading bed, this special truck has a sandpit with a sun shade. It was my great pleasure to hand "Mama Maria" the keys to the new children's paradise at the inauguration ceremony. "I'm so full of joy and so happy," she said, with gratitude.
The author, Christoph Eisele, works in asset accounting at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen and has submitted the ProCent project for funding.