Thunzi Primary School, KwaZulu Natal,
Painting the new kitchen at Thunzi Primary School
Mandala Trust trustees Kirsten and Di met Thunzi Primary school teachers and children in April 2010. The funds we sent provided a kitchen for the school.
The South African constitution contains many progressive ideals, but delivery on the ground is patchy. One thing the constitution stipulates is that schools should provide all children with one nutritious meal daily, and for many it’s their only meal. Their kitchen was a corrugated shed: cold in winter, unbearably hot in summer, no chimney. Our small donation, along with volunteer labour, produced a solid, ventilated brick kitchen.