Strand Moslem Primary School celebrates the opening of their new donated classrooms

Strand Moslem Primary School celebrates the opening of their new donated classrooms

After months of planning, designing and building, the eagerly awaited opening of the Strand Moslem Primary School’s new classrooms will take place just before the end of the second term (holy month of Ramadaan), on Tuesday, 24 June 2014. The school has been in dire need of extra space and facilities to help accommodate the hundreds of children in the area who are struggling to find a placement at a nearby school. The new 220m² building will allow additional accommodation for up to 120 learners, and grade fours will start the third term in the new double story facility. One of the Foundation Phase classes who have been situated in the Media room can now also be accommodated in a suitable classroom.

The School Principal, Mr Fanie says, “It is just fantastic to have new classrooms for the pupils as two of our classes are currently situated in steel containers. It’s been unbearable for the learners during the cold winter months and extremely hot in summer. One of our aims was to improve the infrastructure at the school for the learners but it’s been a big financial challenge. We are so grateful that our prayers have now been answered.”

The building project is made possible by the generous donation from Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev – local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company products in the Western and Northern Cape) as well as the support from The Rotary Club of Newlands.

PenBev’s Corporate Communications Manager, Denise Green, says, “Education and development is incredibly important to us and we are fortunate to be able to contribute to the building of classrooms at Strand Moslem Primary School. This is the 27th brick and mortar project we have sponsored and we are very proud and privileged to be involved in this project.” This initiative is PenBev’s major brick and mortar project of the year and forms part of their community projects which assist in uplifting the communities in which they operate in.

The Rotary Club of Newlands’ President Menno de Wet adds, “We are very pleased to be associated with this great project; education is such an important part of any community’s development. We are also proud of our ongoing partnership with Pen-Bev, bringing long term change to many different communities.”

The media are invited to attend the opening ceremony on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 at 11:00 at Strand Moslem Primary School, Nolte Street, Strand – please confirm attendance with Lisa Sharland at

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