In July 2019 a Grade 6 teacher from Vanguard Primary School, contacted Rachel via social media, requesting assistance with her classroom floor, it was in very bad condition and she requested assistance to repair it. After visiting the school, Rachel recognized a big need for the bathrooms to be fixed up and painted, the library had to be updated and organized, and the rundown vegetable garden needed to be revived. Rachel reached out to the public via social media requesting assistance with supplies needed to fix the classroom and bathroom and stock up the library.
The response was incredible. Over 300 books were donated, the library was cleaned and organized, and the boys’ and girls’ bathrooms were cleaned, repaired and painted. The volunteers also ensured that the vegetable garden was functional and refreshed. Some of the children who were at the school on the day, did a litter collection competition and won some money for their efforts. Thanks to the Kolisi family, the classroom received a new floor.
When the learners entered their newly refurbished class the following Monday morning, they were utterly amazed and overcome with emotion. Some learners even chose to complete their classwork on the floor for the rest of the week. Rachel was fortunate to be sent videos of the children’s positive reactions.