South Africa 2018

12e bouwreis van Atos Foundation, 25 mei-10 juni 2018 in Zuid-Afrika.

Eerdere succesvolle bouwreizen gingen naar de Dominicaanse Republiek, Kenia, Benin, Ethiopië, 2 projecten in Nepal, Nicaragua, Uganda (2 groepen), Cambodja en Tanzania. De Zuid-Afrika bouwreis kende een groep van 20 mensen, hieronder te zien op hun laatste werkdag. Ze werden geholpen door enkele vrijwilligers uit de community van Umbumbulu, 20 km ten oosten van Durban. Meer achtergrondinformatie in het Engelse projectplan onderaan deze pagina.

Het project

In samenwerking met Stichting Perspectief Zwolle gaan we ondersteuning geven bij de bouw van een multifunctioneel centrum. De bouwplaats ligt in de regio Umbumbulu in de provincie KwaZulu-Natal in het oosten van Zuid-Afrika, ca 20 km landinwaarts van de stad Durban. Het centrum waar we aan meebouwen, wordt o.a. een peuteropvang, een centrum waar kinderen met een leerachterstand bijgeschoold worden en computerles krijgen, waar lokale voorlichtingsbijeenkomsten en overige conferenties gegeven worden en waar kinderen een warme maaltijd aangeboden wordt.

Zonder de binnenmuren, en met de buitenmuren tot dakhoogte, zag het resultaat van dit bouwproject er zo uit:

De Atos bouwcommissie is in november 2017 gestart met de voorbereidingen van dit project. De uitvoering ter plekke  is begin mei begonnen. Een lokale aannemer had voor de aankomst van de groep op 25 mei de afgesproken voorbereidingen mooi op tijd gereed: Fundering en staalconstructie. Dit was het eerste bouwproject waar het dak al gereed was voordat we de muren gingen opbouwen.

 

Voor een selectie van extra foto’s kijk hier.

De blog en meer foto’s van de reizigers staan op Facebook.

Meer informatie

De inschrijving is gesloten; Deze bouwreis kent een groep van 20 mensen.

Voor vragen over dit project onder de vlag van de Atos Foundation kan je contact opnemen met de Bouwcommissie via AF-bouwreizen@atos.net

Background information about the project

In 2010, the Foundation Perspectief Zwolle conceived the plan to start an AID project in the area of Umbumbulu, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Umbumbulu is a township in the District Municipality of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

The township is nearby the junction of Highway M30 and R603 about 13 km south-west of Durban and 19 km from the Indian Ocean.. Umbumbulu is a rural area bordered by Madundube in the north-east and the farming community of Mid-Illovo in the south. In the 1970s and 1980s it was a scene of a local conflict with hundreds murdered and thousands dislocated. Since then it has become an image of serene rural living.

After the successful completion of building an Aids treatment center and a Multifunctional center by the Mafakathini NGO the idea was born to start working on a new project for the community. This new project was designed and planned in May 2016 and in March of 2017 the decision was taken by the Foundation Perspectief Zwolle to proceed with the project whereby the goal of the construction project is to have the multifunctional center completed in 2018.

The project consists of building a multi-functional building for the village community of Umbumbulu, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The realization consists of raising money and rolling up the sleeves by the participants from Zwolle in South Africa.

The implementation of the project is scheduled from now until the end of 2018. It includes the following phases:
– Preparation of the project, both in The Netherlands and in South Africa,
– Making a building plan,
– Collecting money,
– Preparing the trip and the first work on site,
– The trips to South Africa and the partial realization of the construction,
– Phasing out of the building and the financial settlement.
2 construction projects will be part of the realization phase.

Purpose of the projectplan

With the project plan, Foundation Perspectief Zwolle want to give a clear view of what needs to be realized and how it needs to be done. A very important aim of the project is to give the community of Umbumbulu the opportunity and tools to realize the United Nations Goals for 2016.  For now, the main objective is the realization of a multifunctional building for the village community of Umbumbulu, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Which will require the NGO in South Africa and the Foundation in Zwolle to raise the necessary funding for the project.

Another important objective of Foundation Perspectief Zwolle is to bring (young) Dutch participants closer with peers from South Africa. They can then learn from peers, how to work together and realize a project in a total different environment and circumstances. Whereby the guiding thought is to strengthening the ties between the participants themselves.

With the project plan, Foundation Perspectief Zwolle want to give a clear view of what needs to be realized and how it needs to be done. A very important aim of the project is to give the community of Umbumbulu the opportunity and tools to realize the United Nations Goals for 2016.  For now, the main objective is the realization of a multifunctional building for the village community of Umbumbulu, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Which will require the NGO in South Africa and the Foundation in Zwolle to raise the necessary funding for the project.

Another important objective of Foundation Perspectief Zwolle is to bring (young) Dutch participants closer with peers from South Africa. They can then learn from peers, how to work together and realize a project in a total different environment and circumstances. Whereby the guiding thought is to strengthening the ties between the participants themselves.

With this project we contribute on the Goals of the United Nations:
1.   No Poverty
2.   Zero Hunger
3.   Good Health and Welbeing
4.   Quality education
5.   Gender Equality

Organization

Project realization will be done in collaboration with the village community of Umbumbulu, Foundation Perspectief Zwolle and Atos Foundation. For the organization and realization within South Africa a local NGO needed and this one is led by Rev. Th. Hlela. This includes obtaining the necessary approvals, acquiring the land, establishing the requirements, making a construction plan, selecting a the contractor and the purchasing (in cooperation with the contractor) of all  materials.

In addition, the NGO in South Africa will be asked to select accommodation for the Dutch participants. The Atos Foundation participants will try to collect (part of) the necessary funds, organize the travel to Durban in South Africa and the construction of the first part of the building.  Between the NGO in South Africa and the Atos Foundation Netherlands will be made an cooperation agreement, known by Atos employees as ‘RACI’. Also including the activities to be finished by the contractor before the Dutch group will arrive.

Description of the building

The sizing is related to a number of South African steel construction standard sizes. When the multi-functional building is finished it can be used for a number of activities:

  1. Big room: Diner room for the children to enjoy a hot meal. And where various activities will be organized: youth conferences, village meetings, information and awareness raising, etc.
  2. 2 Classrooms (meetings rooms) for tutoring children with a learning lag, computer lessons, and a preschool for children from 3 month till they start primary school.
  3. Kitchen for preparing meals.
  4. 4 Toilets with water cleaning and fountains.
  5. A storage space (strongroom) for food storage and equipment.

The doors and Windows of the building are equipped with burglar alarms.

The building is constructed as follows:

  1. Basic steel construction for the roof supported by pillars.
  2. The foundation of the walls consists of concrete strips in the subsoil, which masonry concrete blocks, and a concrete floor.
  3. On top of the foundation are put the steel frames and walls of concrete blocks. Also the interior walls are made of concrete blocks.
  4. The roof is built with corrugated sheets and daylight sheets on both sides. The roof slope is 15 degrees.
  5. Steel window frames are used and wooden door frames and doors.
  6. The inside floor will be made from concrete and covered with tiles.
  7. The kitchen will have a kitchenette with running water and a drain to a septic tank.

 

 

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