Built in 1945 and originally intended for around 500 children, Cottonlands Primary School is today attended by some 1,000 schoolchildren. This figure is set to grow even further in the future due to the rapid population growth. A renewal of the infrastructure is urgently required. Eight apprentices, accompanied by two Geberit experts, are taking on the challenge.
In between the hours of hard work on the building site and memorable encounters with the people benefiting from their efforts, the apprentices always find time to tell the rest of the Geberit world about what they are getting up to: “It’s quite tough to work in this heat, but today we’ve made great progress again with the help of the South African workers,” the young apprentices write in their blog while they take a break.
Don’t be shy
Even if things don’t always run smoothly, it’s nothing that a round of the traditional South African “potjie” stew can’t solve and motivation within the group remains high. And of course, the wealth of magical moments experienced over these two weeks in November will not be forgotten quickly.