WBHS breaks ground for engineering and design faculty
1 August 2019
After almost two years of planning and preparation, building has commenced on Phase 1 of the Engineering and Design Faculty at Wynberg Boys’ High School.
It is envisaged that the facility will feed the industry with high functioning academics that will also have a skills set in technical subjects and are able to operate in many different spheres because of the range of subjects that the school offers.
The faculty will house anything that is creative and constructive under one roof, from creative arts, visual arts, electronics, construction, engineering and technology.
The project is to be completed in two phases. The completion of Phase 1 is scheduled for the end of 2019. Phase 2 is the larger section of the project and the scheduled completion of the entire project is December 2020.
Principal Jan de Waal said one of the most exciting aspects of the project is the high number of Wynberg family members who have stepped forward and offered their professional expertise, often at highly discounted fees or pro bono. This has enabled the school to appoint a highly competent group of professionals at a very reasonable cost.
“We are extremely proud that all funding has been donated and does not affect school fees. To date we have received pledges totalling 65% of the total R32 million project cost, with sufficient funding already deposited to complete Phase 1.”
De Waal said while many of their generous donors have pledged additional funding towards the project that is to be paid to the school in 2020, they are still seeking additional funding to complete Phase 2.
“The fund raising team are exploring a number of promising potential funding opportunities but any assistance, leads or suggestions to enable us to raise the shortfall will be greatly appreciated.”
Watch the video below for more information about the project.