Students extend a hand to Ottery community

21 May 2012

Groote Schuur Residence StudentsColour by heart: On 27 April, UCT students opted to spend their Freedom Day on an Ottery farm, where they helped complete a community crèche.

On Freedom Day, 21 UCT students – most from Groote Schuur Residence – checked in for a day of manual labour on an Ottery farm, adding the finishing touches to a crèche established by the Fellowship Bible Church Christian School.

The crèche, which opened earlier this year, offers schooling to children with foetal alcohol syndrome and other learning challenges. Many of the children come from informal settlements, such as Freedom Park in Ottery and Jim se Bos on a nearby farm.

With the help of the UCT students, the crèche now sports tiled floors and painted walls, a playground with grass and plants, and trenches for irrigation pipes.

To contribute towards the crèche through time or resources, please email Daniel du Plessis, or through FELLOWSHIP BIBLE CHURCH.

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