Kwajabula High School Campus Refurbishment
KwaJabula High School is a co-ed school situated in Odidini in Umbumbulu, south-west of Durban. KwaJabula is a free education institution, relying on donations and community support to continue providing quality education to over 440 learners.
To assist them in their impressive efforts to educate the children of Odidini, Vulindlela conducted a complete refurbishment of the school campus between December 2018 and February 2019. This included repainting the entire School, ceilings and window frames, fixing floors and windows, installing new gutters, and remodelling the driveway with concrete paving. To provide an environment more conducive to learning, this refurbishment also saw the installation of water taps and fountains, the conversion of an old classroom into a library, and the restoration of the school’s storm water drainage system.
We further installed 2 brand-new computer labs managed by AME Africa, a Vulindlela Holdings subsidiary, and built and furnished a new Administration Block featuring a boardroom, 4 HOD offices, 11 open plan work stations and a kitchenette.
Often students that come from rural areas such as uMbumbulu area lack social interactive skills which have proven to be a big contributor to employer’s needs from employees. Basic education is these areas contribute very little focus if any at all to development of the youth’s social confidence.
With this observation Izimbali Zesizwe was developed as an initiative spearheaded by Vulindla Holdings team. The focus is to try and assist students to develop confidence and social interaction skills which will benefit student far beyond basic education knowledge and make them much more attractive compared to the kids from the top South African schools. The focus at this stage is purely for grade 11 girls only.
This yearly programme for Grade 11 female learners comprises of monthly interactive sessions focused on inspiring learners and exposing them to experiences that will broaden their horizons. Izimbali Zesizwe is facilitated by women within the Vulindlela group and includes guest speakers, literature reviews, role playing sessions and field trips.
Putello Primary School Art Centre
Putello is a lower primary school in Umbumbulu, about 5km from KwaJabula. Vulindlela Holdings built a 140 square metre multipurpose art centre within the school premises for use as an art learning centre, a school hall and a community hall.
Vulindlela Holdings has identified the daily challenges faced by the local community clinic in Odidini, and have observed how this affects service delivery to the community at large.
We have taken it upon ourselves to assist the clinic by providing a donation towards improving the infrastructure of the clinic through building extensions, which we believe will go a long towards servicing Odidini and surrounding areas. The new building extension of just under 200square metres usable space consist of; Emergency Room, CCMDD, two Consulting Rooms, Boardroom, Waiting area, Ablution facilities, and a 12 KVA Generator. This new building extension will be open for operation in March 2020.