Under the banner of the African Pioneer Foundation Trust, African Pioneer Group continues to identify and provide a ray of sunshine by supporting the needy in various under resourced communities throughout the Eastern Cape with its CSI Programme. African Pioneer Foundation Trust prides itself in giving back to the community, this time, hitting two birds with one stone. As part of our enterprise development and education campaigns, we have assisted The Green Recycling Projects and Administration in installing their ‘Eco Play Safety surface at a fortunate Noluthando Pre-School in Zwide, Port Elizabeth.
In pursuance of safety play projects, Green Recycling projects and administration undertook a research into the current conditions of playgrounds and outside gyms around the Nelson Mandela Bay area.
They noted that the current surfaces of the various playgrounds as of now do not offer security and safety against injuries that may result from tripping or falling from the various implements of entertainment or physical training. It is also of particular concern when one regards the age groups associated with such play centres, since the ages vary from the young ones, using the facilities to play, to elders who are trying to keep themselves healthy. It is imperative that, protection in the form of Safe Play centres should be afforded to such play groups consequently the Safety Play Project.
Eco Play Safety surfaces designed to dramatically reduce the incidence of injuries caused by trip, slips and falls from hard concretes bases, equipment and generally rough and uneven dirt housing. All these aspects are typified in the associated images from various play and gym centres in our communities.
This encourages children to play. As Albert Einstein once said “ Playing is the highest form of research”. Play is one of the main ways in which children learn. It helps to build self-worth by giving a child a sense of his or her own abilities and to feel good about themselves. Because it’s fun, children often become very absorbed in what they are doing. In turn, this helps them develop the ability to concentrate.
We look forward to the completion of this project, and we wish all the best to the few individuals involved in this: Siviwe Tali, Luyanda Ndawule, Sibongiseni Tshabalala, Mninawa Mbombo & Monwabisi Hennaa