Trellidor head office has ensured the safety of the children attending Oppie Koppie Early Childhood Development Centre in Prince Alfred Hamlet, Ceres. “We provided the school with security gates for the four new classrooms built during a recent expansion,” said Trellidor Franchise Manager Bianca Steele
“We believe that everyone has the right to be safe and these children were vulnerable as their school is situated in a poverty stricken area with high unemployment. The school underwent an expansion due to the influx of job seekers and their families.”
The expansion was sponsored by Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB), The Vuya Foundation, Henkel South Africa, the Rotary Clubs of Newlands and Pinelands, Trellidor and The Ackerman Family. The number of classrooms was doubled and the ablution facilities now cater for 150 children.
The fact that even after this major expansion the school still has a waiting list is an indication of the huge need for this type of facility. Early Childhood Development is a critical phase in a child’s life and centres such as these set them firmly on the road to success.
The security gates installed at the school are Trellidor Retractable sliding steel gates that are strong as well as lockable. They are designed to protect the children as well as all the teaching equipment supplied to the school.