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A cooperation project of the Mandela Family and the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation
The Qunu village can be found on South Africa’s Eastern Cape, just off the N2 national road, and a three hour drive from East London. In the past, the village already attracted lots of attention for being the home town of the former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela.
Despite the village’s notoriety, many of its inhabitants live in poverty. The local children attend the No-Moscow Primary School, where 228 children are taught under extremely difficult conditions.
Since a storm tore parts of the school apart in 2002, students from seven different grades have been forced to share very limited space in the highly dilapidated classrooms. Two school grades with 50 to 60 children are taught together in one classroom. This is a very unreasonable situation for teachers and students.
Broken windows and roof trusses, cracked walls and the lack of furniture make the everyday school life very difficult.
Die Lyoness Child & Family Foundation became aware of this situation through the Lyoness South Africa Member Mbuso Mandela, who is also Nelson Mandela’s grandson. He spent most of his childhood in Qunu and has many friends and acquaintances there. He is personally committed to supporting the local community and to keep his grandfather’s vision of promoting education in the country.
Through the cooperation of the CFF with the Mandela Family, it is now possible to rebuild the No-Moscow Primary School and to provide the children with an optimal learning environment and an important foundation for their future lives through a better education.
Construction of the No-Moscow Primary School in Qunu, South Africa.
Seven classrooms including furniture, conference room, nursery, restrooms, library, kitchen, arts and crafts room, playground, exterior design and teaching aids.
Construction of the No-Moscow Primary School
Qunu, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July – December 2012
228 students of the No-Moscow School, 6 teachers and two interns, the Qunu community