Hydraform and Mandela Day 2016
In 15 July 2016, The Hydraform team participated in the Mandela Day at the Tshilidzi Primary School, in Soweto.
Focus of the project was to refurbish the exterior walls of the classrooms built through the Hydraform technology in 2002. The classrooms were built in partnership with Mr Cyril Ramaphosa (current Deputy President of South Africa).
Hydraform’s technical team began with the refurbishment on 12 Jul 2016. The rest of the employees joined the technical team on a cold Friday, 15 July 2016 to complete the painting of the exterior walls. The team was welcomed Mr Takalani, school’s principal and some of the school’s teachers.
Hydraform’s team was made up of employees from different departments (marketing, sales, HR, technical, finance and housekeeping). The team was in a joyful spirit and sharing some humour before the work began. Once the painting started, it was a competition to see who would complete their section of the wall first. People got on their knees, got their hands dirty and even carried each other on shoulders to reach top parts of the walls. It was great team effort. The painting was completed in just over an hour.
Then it was time for photo opportunity and handover of stationery items donated by Hydraform to the school. Mr Takalni accepted the donated stationery on behalf of the school and had some moving and encouraging words to thank the Hydraform team.
The main idea of the day was to celebrate the 67 minutes of Mandela day and to give back to those who are not so privileged. The Hydraform team managed to achieve this objective and had great time doing so.
After the project was complete, the team then moved over to Chafpozi for some 'local is lekker lunch'.
Thank you to everyone who participated and assisted in organising this event.
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