Friday, 14 November 2014

List of UBUNTU Community Projects

Below is a list of the UBUNTU Community Projects that we have launched in Waterval Boven.
The Community Centre - Hall and Food Kitchen should be active by the end of November - but we still need to do is the following:
Replace some toilets and basins, do the plumbing, fix the kitchen sink, install some fridges and gas burners, several new light fittings, get tables and chairs for eating, cutlery and crockery, and chairs for seating in the hall. We also need to finish the electrical rewiring for lights and plugs. Then we can start feeding the community workers and screening documentaries, movies and having musical and theatrical performances and become self sustainable.

As you can imagine, this has been a mammoth task for a small group of people with very little funding - but we have made amazing progress with the participation of the first group of volunteers from the township - mostly young men who realised that this is the only way we will create abundance for our community. So please sign up and make a small monthly contribution to these efforts which will enable us to continue activating these projects without delay. Today I am meeting with the rubbish dump recyclers. You can make a monthly contribution of your choice by clicking here:

Each community project will be managed by a group of experts in that respective field
  1.     Recycling of the rubbish dump – using the income for the community kitchen
  2.     Community kitchen – to feed the orphans, the aged and the homeless
  3.     Community food gardens and growing enough food for all our people all year round
  4.     Re-activating the vandalised food growing garden and strawberry farm
  5.     Mushroom cultivation – one of the big halls at the fish farm – this will provide more mushrooms than our town can consume and will generate good income for the community
  6.     Growing seedlings and nursery – with primary school children learning new skills – beautifying our town with these plants and trees – fruit trees and nut trees for growing food along the streets and in the parks
  7.     Dairy – production of milk; cream; butter and cheese – export our cheese and butter
  8.     Bakery – get a master chef to train our bakers to bake many kinds of breads for our people and distribute to Mpumalanga
  9.     Learning Centre for adults and children – Providing alternative learning of skills for life including computer programming, welding, woodwork, sewing, etc
  10.     Arts & Crafts Studio – involving the aged to do pottery, weaving, fabrics, sewing, knitting, clothing, shoemaking and more
  11.     Music School – with a variety of instruments available for students
  12.     Restoring the vandalised town hall for educational film screenings – Musical performances , talent contests, theatrical shows, literacy training and more
  13.     Wood and timber factory – incorporating a saw mill and training facility – creating building materials, furniture and more
  14.     Metal factory - incorporating a training facility – creating building materials, furniture and more
  15.     Manufacturing of various building materials – bricks, tiles, wood, windows, and more
  16.     Community laboratory to create healthy cosmetics, shampoos, toothpaste using the knowledge of our traditional healers
  17.     Upgrading of our hospital – inviting volunteer doctors and nurses from around the world to come help out and share their knowledge and skills with our own healers and medical people
  18.     Manufacturing of Oxygenated Water – to provide the hospital and distribute around South Africa to heal our people – oxygenated water has shown to cure many diseases
  19.     Creation of public parks and recreational areas along the river - including the upgrading and activation of the trout dams – stimulating tourism
  20.     Tourism – Upgrade existing tourism attractions like the tunnel and introduce several new and exciting tourism attractions to benefit our people. Involve the community in this process
  21.     Upgrading and maintaining all the sporting facilities – including the swimming pool – and a community fitness centre/gym. Creating a healthy environment of sport and recreation with regular competition between teams for public participation and enjoyment
  22.     A local Radio Station at the community hall to inform and entertain our people
  23.     Fish Farm – Our fish farm can produce more than a million fish per month, create many jobs and feed our entire town and create abundance from exports. It has come to our attention that the fish farm has been sold or given to the NOKA developers and that they want to demolish the fish farm to build a shopping centre. This would be a great pity since this fish farm should serve the community. A shopping centre can be built anywhere without the destruction of a valuable asset of the people. We strongly oppose the destruction of the fish farm at all cost.  The fish farm should be one of the cornerstones of our community and our community projects.