SSG enjoy their day ‘out of the office’
Posted by Web master on 16 Oct 09
It was definitely not just ‘another day at the office’ for the group of volunteers that participated in the final Cape Town volunteer build for the year. The 50 staff from the Southern Sun Group of hotels are used to working in plush surroundings in four star hotels, not mixing dagha and laying blocks to build walls on houses in a township.
The group did fantastically well despite a few setbacks, including dicey weather. There were seven teams, all involved in building tasks. There were some 2 stripers, but most were new faces to the programme. But everyone put their nose to the grindstone and achieved a great deal in a short time.
At the end of the day, the group celebrated with Cynthia Mbilane and one of her children as she received the key to her new home. Cynthia has three children and lost her husband last year. The family have always lived in a shack. So receiving this early Christmas gift was a wonderful experience!
Congratulations to Thandi’s team for winning the day’s competition.
Mandy and NMTT Team and MHI staff