Leratong Community Center:
This community center was built to serve the 47 orphans on the Qhobosheang area of the Roma Valley. Wittenberg students helped build the center, and did all of the painting on the inside and outside. They also made toy boxes, bookshelves and cubbies for the center (for the toys and supplies we donated). Outside, students dug a garden for the children (to supply them with vegetables, but also so they can learn to garden). This center will be a place for orphans to go on weekends and during school breaks (many of these orphans have their school fees paid by a trust funded through donations collected by Wittenberg). It will also serve as a place to do skill training for older orphans. We hope to expand it in the future to also serve as an emergency shelter for orphans. We felt it was important to gives these children and safe place that was theirs.
Ha Rantsala pre-school
This pre-school is in the village of Rantsala, just outside the town of Morija. About 30 children attend this school. Before we arrived the children who attended this school had no safe place to play outside - all they had were a few tires strewn about. Using wood and tires, Wittenberg students built several pieces of playground equipment. We also painted the equipment. They also cemented into place two large pieces of playground equipment that we purchased. They also painted murals and flowers on the outside of the building.
Rantsala is a very supportive community, and it was our hope to give the children of this school something that the community could not afford, a safe and nice playground.
Little Angels Pre-School Day Care
This pre-school in the village of Thaba Bosiu serves 35 orphans between the ages of 2-5 in the local community. Although these orphans are housed in the village at night, Little Angels takes care of them during the day, and provides them two meals. One of our main projects was to paint the classroom. We decide to make things that were both fun and educational. We also painted the outside and built a sandbox for the children. To help feed the children we cleared fields and planted a garden (we also built a fence to keep the animals out). Lastly, we built a ceiling in two of the rooms at Little Angels.
Baylor Pediatric AIDS Clinic
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