The handing over the key of thefirst donated moladi classroomto Hillwood Primary School principal,Ms. Sandy Daniels, with Mr. Williams from the Western Cape Department of Education.
moladi donated a classroom to the Hillwood Primary School in Lavender Hill, Cape Town, during the month of October. Jaco Calitz, managing director of Insitu Construction, which managed the classroom construction said that his company could build classrooms for less than 30 to 50 percent of conventional construction costs. Deputy Director for infrastructure of the Western Cape education department, Ismail Jakoet attended the handover ceremony and commented that population growth has created a problem because the Department can't accommodate learners at all schools. The stand alone classroom was constructed in a day and was initiated as an effort to assist the Department of Education with its struggle to provide quality facilities to learners throughout South Africa. moladi is also motivated by the opportunity to involve community members in future classroom projects. Hennie Botes of moladi says that “Learners and matriculants who do not achieve matric exemption are unlikely to receive bursaries for further study and with the high matric failure rate more needs to be done to assist these individuals with skills transfer programmes”. Botes believes that the opportunity to involve the unemployed youth in projects such as these would have far reaching benefits within their communities as this would facilitate further employment opportunities within the housing sector.