The Kleinood Centre For Arts And Culture

On Monday 13 February 2012 the construction work for a new building dedicated to art and culture commenced. This building forms an integral part of the idea to be involved in sustainable and concrete projects that will create facilities and opportunities equal to those for children from privileged backgrounds.

As always there were many partners. Contractors and suppliers helped with materials and labour, members of the Kleinood team helped as well as members of the community were always supportive and helpful. By the end of May the building was ready.

During the June holidays 2012 the final year art students from the University of Stellenbosch spent time there doing projects with the children from the community. They painted, drew and built objects with recycled materials. These works were then also exhibited at the GRADEX exhibition at the end of the year.

The centre is now officially open and fully operational. The school uses it for art classes during the school day as well as extra mural activities such as music lessons and choir practice in the afternoons. Furthermore they are planning to let the facility for adult education and art classes in the evenings in order to raise funds for the school and especially in order to be able to maintain and extend the possibilities around the facility.We hope to supply them with a pottery kiln quite soon and will assist with art supplies and maintenance until the centre has become wholly independent.

"This building forms an integral part of the idea to be involved in sustainable and concrete projects that will create facilities and opportunities equal to those for children from privileged backgrounds."