Work began in the Township, located near Cape Town, at 8 o’clock in the morning. The volunteers were split into groups with building works across a variety of disciplines that needed to be completed. One of the first projects included the maintenance of four classrooms, including painting and building bookcases.
Maintenance work continued to renovate a security hut and two toilet blocks. Building works were also needed on external benches and pathways between schools and classrooms. The volunteers also helped with marking out a basketball court.
Fran herself helped carry out a number of jobs across her time, which included varnishing doors, painting and plastering. Children would sing and read to the volunteers at lunchtime. Fran applied for the volunteer scheme via her college, North Kent, who had already awarded her the Principal’s Award and Apprentice of the Year Award.
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