Biz-Community (Cape Town)

21 May 2012

South Africa: BMI Research Plants Grass for Ubuhle

As part of its Quarterly CSR initiative, BMi Research and Timeless Land Scapers recently planted grass for the Ubuhle Day Care centre.

The grass planting took place on 23 March at Valksfontien in Bronkhorstspruit. Sixteen staff members from both BMi Research and Timeless Land Scrapers planted the grass for five hours, which covered 400 square meters on bare hard soil.

Co-founder of Ubuhle, Melanie Prinsloo comments: "The children are overjoyed about the grass as they had nowhere to sit or play - just dry sand. We also have a volleyball court now where they can play and fall around without getting hurt."

Ubuhle has appointed Joseph Kabine who works as their gardener to maintain the grass by watering it three times a week.

Ubuhle Care and Development Centre was founded in 2008 by local women and men who all work on a voluntary basis. This charity helps orphans and vulnerable children in farm communities living in the Bronkhorspruit Metsweding District. Ubuhle offers social care, pre-school and an English primary school up to level 3, after-school care, workshops and courses for adults, as well as some aid to develop new income sources to 200 black families living in the rural area.

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