Building and Infrastructure Fund
As we have expanded and developed our activities, each year has seen new infrastructure projects being carried out. It has been a priority to be well equipped for efficient learning, safety and good care, not wishing to be complacent or to settle for second best.
We greatly value the generosity of our many donors who have made it possible to achieve the standards we have since Limapela began in 2009.
Fundraising starts when project plans are finalised. We rely on grant-givers, trusts and foundations, supplemented by appeals to corporate and private donors.
- To assess future needs in each Limapela activity and plan ahead according to these needs.
- To create pleasing and safe environments that will encourage good learning and a sense of ownership.
- To draw up realistic building plans that meet the needs.
- To build attractive structures, insisting on good workmanship and using quality materials that will last for many years.
- To finish, furnish and equip to high standards that will become the pride of the users.
Limapela Cedric’s School
- Electricity was connected in 2012, bore holes were drilled for both school and community use and a children’s playground constructed by volunteers from New Zealand.
- Three secondary department buildings have built since 2011 with the help of the Beit Trust and many corporate and private donors. These include a library, a well-equipped computer room, a science lab, classrooms, a staff workroom, offices, and store rooms.
- A modern ablution block was completed in 2014 with funds donated by Rotary International, and in 2019 funding from several private donors in New Zealand and the USA was used to install solar panels, solar pumps and additional water tanks.
- A private donor from the USA allowed us to install ceramic tiles on all primary classroom floors in 2020.
- A fine three-bedroom house was finished in 2021 on an attractive and secluded bushy plot below the school. This was financed by private donors and will be let to tenants as an income generating project.
Luyando Community School
- A Rotary International Global Grant provided funding in 2016 for the construction of ablution blocks with flushing toilets, washing and shower facilities at Luyando, improving sanitation and ending reliance on pit latrines.
- Several private donors in New Zealand and the USA provided funding in 2019 to made it possible to install solar panels, solar pumps and additional water tanks. This has made it possible to store a plentiful supply of water for 24-hour use, even when mains power is interrupted.
- Two one-bedroom houses were built in 2009-2010 on a property purchased at Baluba. One is occupied by Matthew and Alison Raymond and the other is tenanted.
- In 2014 a small building was erected that includes an office for the director and a guest room with bathroom facilities.
- In 2016 a two-bedroom house was built that is now used as a guest house for the many Limapela visitors who pass through.
- Two grants in 2012 and 2016 from the New Zealand High Commission in Pretoria under the New Zealand Aid Programme Head of Mission Fund (HOMF) were used for agribusiness development at Limapela Cedric’s, allowing us to build farm structures, a 1400-bird chicken house and an extensive irrigation system that pumps water from the Kamfinsa River.
- A permanent farm shed was built in with storage facilities was built at Limapela Lodge in 2016. Vegetable gardens are maintained on this site as an income generating project.
Future Building Projects
- We have plans for a three-classroom lower primary building for Limapela Cedric’s with construction envisaged to start in 2022.
- A similar class room block is planned for Luyando Community School.
- Six more classrooms will be needed to extend the secondary department at Limapela Cedric’s.