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Ground Breaking Mandela Day Project

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Sustainable vegetable tunnels and a sustainable way of living to be implemented at Eldorado Park Primary in Eldorado.

 

18 July 2016: Klipstone transport (Pty) Ltd, a joint venture with Unitrans and AfriSam who are a leading provider in the transport for cementitious products , has announced its intention to donate a kitchen, 2 vegetable tunnels, bulk rain water storage tanks, a junior driving school and educational materials at Eldorado Park Primary. The launch of this project will be on Mandela Day and will be completed by the end of September.

 

Klipstone Transport has assigned Acorn Foundation as their Corporate Social Investment representatives in a bid to provide the primary school with a sustainable food solution and education. In order to achieve this, learners will not only be taught how to plant and grow the vegetables, but there will also be a kitchen built to provide for the feeding scheme that 700 of the children are dependent on.

 

“Food security and education is about sustainability. That’s why Klipstone Transport, as well as its staff have committed themselves to the project in order to have an all-round community impact,” says Mr Roy Padayachee, Director of Klipstone Transport.

With a vested interest in monitoring and sustainability, Klipstone and Acorn Foundation will be offering continued efforts in the project. One of these initiatives involves a long term solution for their feeding scheme, which is a kitchen. The kitchen will not only help with the feeding scheme, but will also provide employment by the children’s parents building the kitchen structure by building the bricks on site which lowers the carbon footprint as there is no transportation required. Going forward some of the mothers will work in the kitchen. The kitchen will also have a vertical garden which we will be planting herbs in which will supply the kids with the minerals and vitamins they need.

 

“Collectively, Unitrans, Klipstone, Acorn Foundation ,Eldorado Park Primary and the community volunteers will partner together to make sure that not only the pupils, but the greater community will have the maximum socio-economic benefits from this amazing project,” says Rudy Joles, CEO of Acorn Foundation.

 

It is only through collective effort such as these that will change the future of tomorrow…