The centre, which caters for cerebral palsy patients in Atlantis, was in need of urgent repairs to enable manager Joyce Anderson to continue performing its crucial function. Thanks to the sponsors, the centre now has a reception area, a boardroom and an upgraded classroom to be used for sewing by teenagers.
“Thank you, Coca Cola and Rotary Club for your generous support. Unit 6, our sewing room, is going to be our pride. We have 20 people working there and now we will use it for workshop purposes. It also has the potential to be used as a factory,” Anderson said.
Johnny Joubert, commercial director for Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages, said the company’s relationship with the centre dated back to 2011 when it provided funds to buy the building.
“Recently, through Rotary Club, they identified the needs of serious maintenance and some upgrades that would make it easier for Joyce to operate the centre. We are also proud to plough back into our communities and make a difference where it matters,” said Joubert. “Early child development is something that has been close to our heart and particularly kids who have special needs.”