In August 2018 on NPC Intercement’s Annual Day of Doing Good (DODG), Siphakamile Primary School in Bhobhoyi was the recipient of the building of a volleyball/basketball court and newly erected shadehouse for vegetable planting.
More than 250 staff from NPC Intercement Simuna, parents, Shelly Beach Lions and community volunteers came together to make this project a reality for these amazing school children.
But the story doesn’t end there as the NPC Intercement Simuma GAIV team and staff went back to Siphakamile Primary recently for some fun and games with the children when they took part in a tournament of Volleyball, Netball and Basketball on the court they were instrumentally involved in building, painting and equipping.
“We could not have asked for a more perfect day for this tournament to share with the children and teachers of Siphakamile Primary,” commented Clint Fray from NPC Intercement Simuma GAIV team.
“It is great to see how much difference this court has made to the school and the children over the last few months, and they gave us some serious competitive on the court,” he said with a chuckle.
Encouraging children to engage in sport and team activities is an important and fundamental aspect for youngsters to development and helps them cope with stress, robustness and helps them foster new skills and talents.
In the words of the Great Nelson Mandela: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was despair.”
To know more about NPC Intercement Simuna and their CSI programmes which benefit many on the South Coast District of Ugu, contact Wendy Ngcobo, CSI Specialist at NPC Intercement, on WNgcobo@intercement.com.