12 December– This year, CHP decided to break away from holding a traditional year-end party,
and combined the event with team-building on a corporate social responsibility project. We invited
PRICELESS-SA staff on the 2ndfloor of the School of Public Health to join us, adding ‘networking’
into the mix.
Jackie Roseleur, the Grants, Operations and Development Manager, contracted Elephants in Main
Street, a team-building company with a difference, to partner with us on ‘Project Wendy’ to build
a Wendy House for an NGO. Greer vanZyl, CHP’s communications associate, suggested Nokuphila
School, an independent pre- and primary school for children affected and infected with HIV/AIDS
in Tembisa, run by the Love Trust.
Wearing old clothes and colourful builder’s hats, CHP staff mobilised on a wet Friday morning to start building and
painting the Wendy House, expertly guided by Hennie Lombaard of Elephants in Main Street. The Wendy House was
supplied by Wendy House Options.
After much banging and within less than three hours, CHP and PRICELESS-SA staff had built and painted a Wendy House in the colours of the SA flag. The true artisans then dissembled the structure to transport it to Nokuphila Primary School on Modderfontein Road in Midrand.
LoveTrust Director, Erik van den Topp, took delivery of the Wendy House on Monday, 15 December.
“Love Trust and Nokuphila Primary School are delighted to be the recipient of such a lovely painted Wendy House from the Centre for Health Policy. It was very efficiently erected at our Nokuphila Primary School this morning. Our school currently provides Gr 1 – Gr 3 education to 100 children, and next year we will be growing by 2 additional grades, opening a Grade 4 class as well. All the staff and children will love the bright colours. Thank you for your generosity and we look forward to a lasting partnership.”