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Rotary Aurora erects kitchen at Thembela Kubaba Crèche

The Rotary Club of Benoni Aurora recently erected a roomy and fully equipped kitchen at the Thembela Kubaba Crèche.

This was the final project to complete since the club’s involvement at the crèche began in 2008.

Thembela Kubaba Crèche is situated in the Barcelona informal settlement, just outside Daveyton, and was founded by Norah Moroiri in 2007.

Its name means “trust in God”.

Moriri is also the founder of Norah’s Educare and Norah’s Drop-in Centre in Daveyton.

The original facility operated out of a tin shelter and was assisted by a group of women from the Northfield Methodist Church.

The Rotary Club of Benoni Aurora’s involvement include the donation of food parcels from a monthly food collection.

They also assisted in the building of more classrooms, levelling and concreting of the outside courtyard area, purchase and installation of a jungle play gym, planting of trees, provision and installation of cupboards, tiles and classroom ceilings.

Modern new toilet and ablution facilities were also completed.

This was done with the help of generous donations made by The School of Arcivescovile in Trento, Italy, and several companies.

Pupils of schools, including Ashbury School and St Dunstan’s College, are often involved in collecting and delivering food, clothing and toys to Thembela Kubaba Crèche.

During these visits they also spend time interacting with the children.

District Governor Annie Steijn and club president Denis Brandjes unveiled the commemorative plaque and declared the kitchen officially open.

The necessary equipment for the new kitchen was sponsored by two more companies.

Steijn also presented the following people with a vocational certificates for their involvement with the crèche from the Rotary Club of Benoni Aurora:

Clr Albert Kgopa (Ward 25), Elaine Stathacopoulos (District Governor Ann) and Norah Moriri.

The club gives a big thank you to every company and volunteer involved in the success of the project.

They said this project is proof that the contribution of different individuals and diverse groups can make a difference to a community in need.

For more information on the Rotary Club of Benoni Aurora, visit their facebook page or contact Heidi Tucker on 082 442 6710.

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