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COMMUNITY UPLIFTMENT & IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

 

Embedded in the DNA of the HBCCA is the proven commitment to make lasting, positive impacts on the community

of Imizamo Yethu through projects at the Iziko Lobomi Centre as well as in the community, touching all spheres of people's lives.

 

The following projects are currently on our list.

You are invited to partner with us and help make these projects a reality:

 

   Summary of Projects: PDF-document...

 

STUDY ROOM

LECTURE ROOM & LIBRARY

PLAY SCHOOL UPGRADE

TRAINING APP

CARETAKER'S CONTAINER

ELEPHANT RESTORATION

COMPLETED PROJECTS

 

 

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STUDY ROOM

Estimated Project Cost: R40,000

 

 

One of the biggest challenges most school learners and students in Imizamo Yethu face is to find a quiet place where they can do their homework/assignments or study for tests and exams without noise and interruptions. Just passing an exam these days are not good enough and more and more  learners and students realise the importance of passing grades with good marks for future advancement - finding a job or qualifying for admission to tertiary institutions.

A one-container room that has been rented by a local non-profit organisation for many years has become available in August 2017. The HBCCA has decided to convert this room into a study room to help the learners and students in our community.

This room is ideally situated in a very quiet area of our Centre and will be perfect for this purpose.

The proposed conversion will include the following:

1. Strip out the existing dry wall partition and repaint the room complete.

2. Prepare the existing container timber floor, waterproof the surface and lay a good quality carpet including installation of carpet dados (approximately  12 meters) to dampen sound in room.

3. Install a working top with partitions to form six study places.

4. Purchase 6 good quality, comfortable chairs.

5. Install suitable lighting and on plug point per station phone chargers and laptops.

6. Install four wall-mounted low energy heaters.

7. Install two wall mounted fans.

8. Design and install inspiring posters with Snapper frames on walls including one large wall mounted printed scene to add a peaceful, quiet atmosphere.

 

The HBCCA would like to encourage organisations or corporations to consider sponsoring this much needed facility including funding the monthly rent of this room.

The cost to convert this room is estimated at R40,000 and the current monthly rental is R400 per month which will increase each year in April with 10%

Section 18A Tax Exemption Certificates will be issued to participating donor/donors.

If you are interested, please contact Hennie Jacobs at:

 

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LECTURE ROOM & LIBRARY

Estimated Project Cost: R65,000

 

A double-container room which is used during the day for a Play-School has been identified as a space that can also double-up as an after-hours Lecture / Meeting / Training Room.

The proposed design will include the following:

1. Prepare and repaint entire room.

2. Supply and install appropriate dimmable light fittings

3. Prepare the existing container timber floor, tile with ceramic tiles and install good quality lose fitting carpet.

4. Supply and install custom-built wall unit with space for a Smart TV and DVD-player together with shelves for books and DVDs.

5. Installation of a Smart TV capable of connecting to the available Gartner WiFi network for access to the vast amount of training available on YouTube such as the popular TedTalks for Kids and Adults, etc. etc.

6. Supply good quality, comfortable stackable chairs (25)

The HBCCA would like to encourage organisations or corporations to consider sponsoring this potential-rich facility. The cost for above mentioned installation is estimated at R65,000. No rental costs are applicable because the running costs of this room will be carried by the HBCCA

Section 18A Tax Exemption Certificates will be issued to participating donor/donors.

If you are interested, please contact Hennie Jacobs at:

 

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PLAY-SCHOOL ROOM UPGRADE

Estimated Project Cost: R45,000

 

The room where the current Play-School (mentioned above) is operating from is in need of suitable units to accommodate the storage of equipment and toys. Two local mothers are running this Play-School as a business and is currently looking after 31 children. This School is very popular with local residents because of its safe environment, the good care of children and the centrally located location.

The proposed additions will include the following:

1. Prepare and repaint entire room (if not done already under above Lecture Room-project)

2. Prepare the existing container timber floor, tile with ceramic tiles and install good quality lose fitting carpet (if not done already under above Lecture Room-project).

3. Supply and install custom built working tops and cupboards.

The HBCCA would like to encourage organisations or corporations to consider sponsoring this potential-rich facility. The cost for above mentioned installation is estimated at R45,000.

Section 18A Tax Exemption Certificates will be issued to participating donor/donors.

If you are interested, please contact Hennie Jacobs at:

 

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TRAINING APP

Estimated Project Cost: R82,000

 

Marketing the different training offerings at the Iziko Lobomi Centre is a challenging and cumbersome process. The current means of marketing our training offerings is by means of hand distributed flyers at bus stops, taxi ranks and door-to-door. Loud hailers are also used to announce training events at strategic points in the community.

A local App-company, Alchemize was approached to discuss this challenge and they came up with a solution that will not only solve this problem we have but has the potential to totally revolutionise the way training is promoted and rolled out at the Centre.

Their solution includes the building of a cell phone app which will be used to register all prospective residents  - scholars and adults in the community with all their relevant details and contact information.

Precisely targeted text messages can then be used to promote and announce specific training offerings.

This project will include the following:

1. Design and build App

2. Design and procure appropriate marketing material to encourage registrations

3. Get teams to run registration campaign at several strategic points in the community over a period of time - approximately 2 - 3 months

4. Obtain legal input on how to manage and secure information collected

The HBCCA would like to encourage organisations or corporations to consider sponsoring this ground-breaking project.

The estimated costs for this Project are as follows:

1. Design App, installation and training: R35,000

2. Marketing, promotion and registration costs: R35,000

3. Legal costs and contingencies: R12,000

Total Cost of Project: R82,000

Section 18A Tax Exemption Certificates will be issued to participating donor/donors.

If you are interested, please contact Hennie Jacobs at:

 

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CARETAKER'S CONTAINER

Estimated Project Cost: R30,000

 

Our Caretaker's container is in desperate need for upgrading. The kitchen units have seen better days and we would also like to make a small extension to this container to make it more livable and put a roof on top to make it look more like a 'house' and not just a 'steel box'. Our caretaker, Nicholas Pere, is playing a very big role in the management of the security and activities at Iziko Lobomi and we feel he deserves better facilities. This upgrade will cost in the region of R25,000 - R30,000

 

 

Our Caretaker, Nicholas Peree, lost his young wife (left) at the beginning of this year (2016) due to a sudden illness. He now takes care of the baby himself with the help of his sister and mother in-law.

 

The HBCCA would like to encourage organisations or corporations to consider sponsoring this project.

Total Estimated Cost of this Project: R30,000

Section 18A Tax Exemption Certificates will be issued to participating donor/donors.

If you are interested, please contact Hennie Jacobs at:

 

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OPERATION: ELEPHANT RESTORATION

(Please note that this project is still in progress and in need of additional funds)

Estimated funds needed to finish this Project: R 6,000

Yes, Imizamo Yethu has its own elephant! A couple of years ago this elephant, made of an epoxy foam

was found on a rubbish dump and flown in by helicopter to Hout Bay.

Ever since it has been a landmark in Imizamo Yethu encouraging and reminding young and old of

our country's rich and in many cases, endangered wildlife heritage.

The HBCCA have started to clear grass and remove rubble and rubbish on the pavement in front of the

 elephant and Police Station boundary wall last year to tidy up the area.

During the cleaning up we noticed that the elephant on the other side of the fence looked rather

sad and in desperate need of some TLC. It's tusk were lying on the base and the area around the base

also needed attention.

We asked the Manager of the adjacent Recycling Depot if we could do some upgrading of the area

and he keenly agreed.

What we decided to do was the following:

1. Clean the area of all rubbish (done already)

2. Cast a new concrete slab in front of the elephant base (done already)

3. Plaster and clad the elephant base with artificial grass (still outstanding)

4. Paint all the areas around the base leading onto the new cement pavement blue

to give the effect of a river stream (still outstanding)

5. Paint a South African flag on the wall behind the elephant (still outstanding)

6. Fix the tusks back onto the elephant (still outstanding)

 

Why are we doing this?

Well, hundreds of IY residents walk past this area every day including all

our visitors form the CitySightSeeing Tour Bus coming on township walking tours with our

local guides. Our residents and visitors deserve better. Not only will this area

 look more presentable but will it also cheer passers-by up - especially

the children who have already decorated the elephant with

their colourful hand prints.

 

How about supporting this project? We need approximately a further R 6,000 to cover

the cost of the outstanding items.

Section 18A Tax Exemption Certificates will be issued to participating donor/donors.

To make donation in favour of this project please click on the following link...

 

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COMPLETED PROJECTS

 

Dangerous Trees

(Please note that this project has been completed)

 

 

We are concerned about three dead pine trees situated in a very congested space between homes in an area next to Iziko Lobomi. These trees are leaning over dangerously and our concern is that it is only a matter of time  before a strong wind will bring them down on the surrounding homes. This has the potential to cause huge damage and can even result in loss of life. Another concern is that these owners do not have insurance to cover such possible damages.

The Council has been approached with a request for their removal but because these trees are situated on private property they informed us that they cannot get involved in the removal thereof. The owners of the homes where these trees are situated do not have funds for their removal even though they realise the dangers posed by them.

The HBCCA are waiting for quotations from tree felling companies. Two quotations have already been received, one for R40,000 and one for R21,000

 

Prevention is much better than cure - for sure.

 

Would you like to contribute towards the removal of these trees? Let us know...

 

DANGEROUS TREES PROJECT - completed!

The homeowners in the vicinity of these three trees raised funds among themselves

which enabled them to contract a tree felling company in April 2017 to fell and remove these trees.

The HBCCA were able to contribute the amount of R1,000 (received from our donors) towards their costs.

Thank you for helping us to also do our part!

 

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Community House

(Please note that this project has been completed)

 

 

 

There is a small two bedroom house that belongs to the Council in the main street not far from Iziko Lobomi. This house is used by school children in the afternoons but is in a poor state of disrepair. Piles of rubbish - timber scraps and building rubble have been dumped on this property. The cement steps and porch of this small house is in a bad state and in desperate need of repair. The paintwork as can be seen on the photograph, is also in a very bad condition.

We believe that with very little money this property and building's appearance can be greatly improved making it more enjoyable place for the children and surrounding community residents.

This is what we have in mind for this property:

* Have all rubbish removed, clean and level uneven areas, prepare and plant grass to create a small garden for children to relax and play in.

* Plaster and paint flower box in front of building and plant some flowers

* Plant a suitable tree in the small garden to provide shade and atmosphere

* Fix new fascia board, do small plaster repairs and and repaint all external areas - walls , doors and windows

We estimate that R5,000 - R6,000 is all we need to 'rejuvenate' this little building for the enjoyment of both children and residents.

 

Would you like to contribute towards the upgrade of this property? Let us know...

 

COMMUNITY HOUSE UPGRADE - completed!

Thank you to everyone that contributed towards this project so generously.

Donations were received form local businesses, individuals and overseas supporters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Red Bus Stop Upgrade

(Please note that this project has been completed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

For some time the HBCCA wanted to do something for the many tourists that visit Imizamo Yethu every day. The area surrounding the bus stop has generally been very untidy and neglected creating a not a very 'welcoming' experience for our visitors. The lack of a bus stop bench to sit on while waiting for a bus was one of the most obvious shortcomings.

This steady stream of tourists ensure an income to many small traders in our township. Several of these traders are situated in Iziko Lobomi with several families depending on the income generated from these small businesses.

This is how we would like to improve the experience for our visitors to our township:

* Install a small bench at the bus stop

* Assist Council with the maintenance of surrounding grass verges

* Assist the Council with general cleaning of pavement areas

* Request permission to paint adjoining walls belonging to the Hout Bay Police Station

We estimate that the amount of R 8,000 is all we will need to cover expenses for this very necessary project.

 

Would you like to contribute towards this project? Let us know...

 

Poject Completed!

The new bench was installed on Saturday morning 10 December 2016.

It looks great and we believe it will most certainly have a very welcoming affect on all the visitors to Imizamo Yethu. A special thank you to Andre du Plooy +27 (0)21 790 3742 from Hout Bay who constructed the steel framework for the bench at a very reasonable reduced price for us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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