EBE do it for children's home

06 October 2008

House painters: Volunteers from EBE gave the Elukhuselweni Children's Home in Khayelitsha a fresh face for Do It Day.

Staff and students from the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (EBE) put their weight behind Do It Day by giving the Bridge at Elukhuselweni Children's Home in Khayelitsha a fresh coat of paint.

Fifteen volunteers from EBE spent Friday 19 September at the children's home, which houses 65 boys, aged between 7 and 18, who have left the streets but cannot go home due to their circumstances.

By the end of the day they had painted four dormitories, four senior bedrooms, the dining room, the kitchen and two bathrooms. "Bright and clean surroundings contribute to the children's selfesteem and pride, and by improving the physical environment it lifts the spirits of all the staff and children," said manager of the home, Sonja Basson.

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