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Builders is growing, and on the 30th of June 2022, they officially opened doors to their new store situated in Rossburgh, Durban. As part of the celebrations, the new store is partnering with HOPE worldwide South Africa to support House Kids Educare Centre, an early childhood development (ECD) centre in Ezimbokodweni, Amanzimtoti. The centre was affected by the floods that took place in KwaZulu-Natal earlier this year.
“At Builders, we’ve always been interested in providing new builds, infrastructure upgrades, and in some instances, new equipment as required by various schools through our CSI initiatives. As a brand, we are passionate about education and ensuring that learners have access to basic resources and a safe learning environment,” says Munier Solomon, Senior Marketing Operations Manager at Builders.
“With the new store opening, we hope to be even more accessible to our customers. We want to ensure that the community which the store is located in, benefits from our store through our SUCCEED partnership and programme,” adds Munier Solomon.
The partnership is being managed through the SUCCEED program whose objective – together with Hope Worldwide South Africa and Massmart, and Builders stores – is to assist. SUCCEED has a goal of assisting Early Childhood Development Centres in meeting the government norms and standards. This also ensures that learners enjoy a safe learning space and that they have access to appropriate learning resources while restoring the confidence of the communities. Builders, together with SUCCEED partners, are contributing towards House-Kids Centre by providing the following:
- Improving hygiene and sanitation by refurbishing the bathrooms: including installing new basins, toilets, fittings and fixtures
- Enriching the learning environment by Revamping the classrooms, replacing ceilings, re-tiling and repainting and providing additional tables and chairs
- Promoting learner development by providing specific educational toys Including Lego Boxes
- Increasing access to adequate nutrition provided nutritional groceries in partnership with KFC.
“The House-Kids Educare Centre is located in a semi-rural area in the upper south of Durban with high levels of poverty, and unemployment. The facility serves over 259 children daily. It provides them with stimulating programs, education, nutrition and social services. It has been running for 12 years and has a dedicated staff which demonstrates its sustainability,” says Hazel Sengani, Project Manager at HOPE worldwide South Africa.
The flooding and mudslides that took place in the KwaZulu-Natal province not only destroyed the homes of the community but also destroyed schools, denying learners access to education or basic learning resources. The opening of the new store is a showcase of confidence in KwaZulu-Natal, and this is only the beginning of what the SUCCEED programme aims to do for the community of KwaZulu Natal.
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