It couldn't have coincided on a better occasion; following on the commemoration of Human Rights Day, Gift of the Givers is handing over quality houses to 24 families, all victims of the New Year's day shack fires.
Construction had initially commenced in February when we envisaged handing over houses around 21 February 2013. Unfortunately, we were highly unimpressed with the quality of those houses and stopped the entire project. We then put together our own building team, purchased quality building material, focussed on workmanship under our supervision and management and the end result is "open" for all to see when the handover takes place at 3pm today in Khayelitsha. Those who have visited this new structure, designed by us and built according to our specifications, are in absolute awe as to the effort dedicated in providing something of real quality for "free" for the disadvantaged masses in our country. Please feel free to visit and inspect the standard of the house anytime you wish to do so. Building of the next 24 houses commences on Monday, 25 March 2013. The public is welcome to contribute to this ongoing project either into our bank account or sms "GIFT" to 30100 from a Vodacom number (100 % of funds come to us) or sms "GIFT" 40100 from any other network (80% of funds come to us). Vodacom is an official partner to Gift of the Givers and sets up communication for us in disaster situations through specialised satellite technology in the absence of functioning networks.
For pictures on the Khayelitsha Housing Project please view on www.giftofthegivers.org or on Facebook. For details for today's handover event please call Gawa on 0836613035.
Gift of the Givers