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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:

 

 

TRAINING APP

    URGENT NEED FOR SPONSORS!  

IZIKO SOLAR ENERGY

PROJECT

XHOSA LANGUAGE EDUCATION

CARETAKER'S CONTAINER

ELEPHANT RESTORATION

 

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IZIKO LOBOMI SOLAR ENERGY

INSTALLATION

Estimated Project Cost: R252,000

 

 

Electricity is one of the most important components in the running of Iziko Lobomi but it

is also one of our biggest monthly expenses. With the cost of solar-generated power

steadily coming down every year, installations are becoming more and more affordable for

smaller business and consumers.

Several solar energy suppliers have been approached for advice and quotations

for an installation that will be suitable and affordable for Iziko Lobomi.

The general opinion of these suppliers is that an effective installation can easily generate

at least 50-60% of the Centre's daily consumption. With an average electricity bill of

R 6,000 per month that will give us an estimated saving of R R36,000 per year

enabling the installation to pay for itself in less than 7 year's time. The systems currently available

carry a 25 year guarantee.

The prospect of halving our monthly electricity bill and at the same time reducing

the use of electricity generated by environmentally harmful means (coal fired power stations)

is an exciting one for us - it just feels right!

The installation we are considering is manufactured by CanadianSolar and will comprise of

42 solar panels  which gives us an estimated cost of R6,000 per panel.

This makes it possible for us to break this

project up and make it attractive enough for even individual persons to make a contribution.

 

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Please consider sponsoring this project or making a contribution towards it!

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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XHOSA LANGUAGE for BEGINNERS

Estimated Project Cost: R15,000

 

 

 

With our recently completed Lecture Room it is now possible for us to have an authentic

venue where the Xhosa Language can be taught to non-Xhosa speaking men and women.

Many of us feel frustrated because we know how true the words of Nelson Mandela are

but to be able to do something about it, especially for adults, is not easy.

The HBCCA has knowledge of and access to competent, bright Xhosa-speaking residents

in the community of Imizamo Yethu who will be able to develop and present a basic

course in the Xhosa language for the ordinary man and woman in the street.

We feel very excited about this project because we know first-hand of the great need

for this type of course among the English and Afrikaans-speaking residents of

 Hout Bay, Llandudno, Camps Bay and Constania.

With the convenience of the Uber-taxi service

it will be easy to commute in and out of Imizamo Yethu to attend classes which will

be presented in the Iziko Lobomi Lecture room in the evenings.

Please consider sponsoring this project or making a contribution towards it!

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: R77,000

(Please note that this project has been completed)

 

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

The proposed upgrade will include the following:

1. Prepare and repaint entire room. (R4,000)

2. Supply and install appropriate light fittings (R6,000)

3. Strip out the existing container timber floor, waterproof and fill with concrete, tile with

ceramic tiles (R30,000) and lay on top of tiles, a good quality loose fitting carpet. (R7,000)

4. Supply and install custom-built wall unit with space for a Smart TV and DVD-player together with shelves for books and DVDs. (R10,000)

5. Installation of a Smart TV (R10,000) capable of connecting to the available Gartner WiFi network for access to the vast amount of training available on the Internet.

(The HBCCA has already had meetings with a representative from the Commonwealth Education Trust

who will assist and advise us with training material, etc. etc.)

6. Supply good quality, comfortable stackable chairs (25) (R10,000)

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 R77,000. 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: R20,000

(Please note that this project has been completed)

 

 

 

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. Supply and install custom built working tops with small stainless steel sink and cupboards.

2. Supply and fit curtains including appropriate decorations.

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 R20,000.

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 methods of marketing our training offerings are 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, students 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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