Our visit to the Sanctuary Land provided the opportunity to witness first-hand the progress being made on the “Moeder Huis” (Mother House). While there’s still considerable work to be done before the building is finished, we are excited and happy with the progress being made on the building. CSN Board members Helge Mercker, Theresa Matengu, Chief Ita, Jeremiah Molestane, Lydia Molestane all agree that finishing the building is the top priority. Toilets, showers, washing/laundry facilities, sewage and electricity are all needed before the children can be placed.
The “Moeder Huis” was designed by volunteer Johan Van Niekerk, a local architect who made several visits to the site to monitor the building’s construction. When completed the building will hold two dormitories, each housing 8 to 10 children and a house mother. The plan includes a boys’ dormitory, a girls’ dormitory, a large meeting room, an office, kitchen, storage area, toilets, showers and laundry area.
Earlier this year, CSNS contributed to the development of the land by purchasing a generator, providing funds for the drilling of the borehole (well), plus 2 water tanks with stand and pipes needed to complete the water supply for the Sanctuary Land. CSNS also contributed some building materials such as cement and paint. CSNS pays the wages for the two employees currently on site; Zuma, the gardener/handyman and Moses the security guard.