Updating us on the start of the program, FMSA graduate Architect Kirstin Griese is here to share an update from Day Two of the 2016 Community Plumbing Challenge
‘ The teams had the morning to do some free activities. A team walk exploring the compound, started the day.
2 team members worked on preparing the group presentation with the others embarking on a journey into Johannesburg to go go-karting. The boys found a local taxi driver who drove them to the shopping centre (go-karts were in the underground car park with no ventilation) and walked them to the door. Unfortunately their journey was unfruitful as it was closed, however potato chips were bought for the crew and driver – friendships were made.
Even though it’s winter, the team have been enjoying the sunshine – 20 C and sunny!
1.15pm : All the teams and organisers left the hotel and traveled to the compound for the official welcome. Welcome speeches from event organisers, community leaders and water, amenities, sanitation services upgrade programme representatives were conducted following with performances from the Diepsloot Arts & Culture network – dancing until sunset. The locals love to dance! A buffet dinner of local delicacies followed at with Chef Bomba Restaurant.
The hard work begins tomorrow.’
Check back for more updates from Kirstin, and visit the Community Plumbing Challenge facebook page for more details about the program.