At last – the Swartland Municipality finally approved the plans for us to build the “Mother POP Centre” at Goedgedacht farm. For 13 years the Path out of Poverty programme has split itself between our baby unit and pre-school down at the Goedgedacht farm gate, and the Youth centre 2km up the mountain at the Conference Centre. This year our appeal for funds to build a POP youth centre, next to the baby unit and pre-school, was approved by the National Lottery and now we are ready to build. This centre will include our country’s very first RURAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY.
The pictures show Ingrid Lestrade – Goedgedacht director and POP Co-ordinator on the land designated for the building ….last night it rained and all the carefully marked areas were washed out !! The other picture shows her with Everton Baron (left) and Tony Sellmeyer our faithful volunteer building works supervisor looking at the plans. Building starts tomorrow!!!