ESTON BUILDS A CLASSROOM
ILLOVO SUGAR South Africa-Eston Mill built a classroom for children at the Pietermaritzburg Assist Foundation’s Thandi House costing around R30 000. Thandi House is a home for abused and abandoned babies in Chase Valley, Pietermaritzburg, and is at the heart of one of the worst moral plagues of infanticide (killing and dumping of a baby after birth) and child abandonment, topped with the crippling and heart-breaking effects of HIV and AIDS and poverty. Eston employees made donations to these needy children, clinic sister Sheila Breedt worked tirelessly in co-ordinating this project and Eston management as well as Head Office contributed.
PICTURED at the classroom opening are (from left) back: Caleb Mdakane (HR manager) with Luthando Gumede, Sheila Breedt (clinic sister), Gavin van Schoor (Eston GM) with Thandi Morcom, Rene Morcom (who runs Thandi House) with one of the rescued toddlers, Paige Howland and (front) Mark Morcom.