In Port Elizabeth in the township of Walmer the John Masiza Primary School was in desperate need of sporting facilities. The children were playing in the dusty streets of the urban township and many talented netball players at the school had nowhere to practice their skills and could not host visiting schools for netball matches.
Together with M-Net Cares and Lasher Tools, the school grounds have been totally transformed.
There is now a netball court which is being enjoyed not only by the school children but the community at large.
The soccer field has been rehabilitated and a grandstand erected for spectators.
The excitement on the day of the handover was palpable. The children themselves expressed it best saying "we are so happy, now we do not need to be ashamed anymore, we can invite other schools to come and play matches here".
Through the M-Net Cares partnership with Red Cherry Media, we are now able to offer CSI sponsors the added value of receiving television exposure. This is truly a win-win situation.
This is just another 1 of the major projects rolled out under the M-Net Cares banner in 2010.