Ministers open new School Kitchen in commemoration of World Children's Day
21 November 2019
In commemoration of World Children’s Day on 20 November 2019, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez and the Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, attended the official opening of the new Hospitality Studies classroom and kitchen at Muizenberg High School.
The renovation of the kitchen was made possible thanks to Sun International, GrandWest. Sun International, GrandWest, spent R255 000 on revamping the Hospitality Studies classroom and kitchen at Muizenberg High School during the June school holidays.
Minister Fernandez said: “Partnerships can unleash innovative ways of working, mobilising expertise and hard to reach resources. I am truly grateful to Sun International, GrandWest for joining our efforts to increase further opportunities for our youth across the Province.
There is a real opportunity to develop new approaches to partnering that go beyond philanthropy, towards generating shared value. I truly believe that each sector in society has a valuable role to play, but it is in collaboration that real transformation comes.”
Minister Fritz said: “Initiatives such as these, which empower young people, are vitally important in promoting holistic safety in the Province as it provides young vulnerable people with a skills set ensuring that they are work-ready and have vocational skills at-hand. In turn, this diverts youth from a life of crime as they are empowered through opportunities and meaningful youth development.”