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Write By: admin Published In: Homepage - Blog 0.1 Created Date: 2016-01-25 Hits: 1317

Voltex turns Lakehaven Children's Home into a "home where the heart is"

Voltex  Durban  actively  participates  in  social  development  projects  within  their  local  community  and   is particularly  involved  in  events  that  make  a  positive  impact  and  uplift  the  lives  of  children.  It  is  therefore unsurprising  that,  what  initially  began  as  a  fun-filled  outing  for  the  children  of  Lakehaven  Childrens  Home, turned into a fully-fledged renovation project.  

In August 2015 representatives of Voltex Durban visited Lakehaven Childrens Home to make arrangements for a day-outing but following a tour of the home and facilities it was abundantly clear to Ivan Govender of Voltex Durban  that  whilst  the  outing  would  be  a  delightful  experience  for  these  kids – it  would  not  address  the desperately poor conditions of the boys cottage which they called home. Our hearts were torn by what we saw  as  a  number  of  areas  in  the  building  presented  real  safety  issues  to  these  boys  such  as  open  electrical
switches, peeling paint, unsecured windows and so forth.  
 
Without  hesitation,  the  Voltex  Durban  team  immediately  sprang  into action  to  co-ordinate  a  complete renovation of the cottage. Together with  generous donations, sponsorships and assistance  from their various suppliers, partners, customers and local businesses (listed below) the Voltex team was able to put together the renovation plan and begin the project on the 24th of October.    
Contributing sponsors / donors / participants on this project: Tile Africa; JBN Power; JMC Lighting; Durban Domestic; KZN Switchboard; Dees Electrical; KGH Electrical; Harms Refrigeration; Mikes Electrical; PK Electrical; Billson Electrical; Cryril Nair; Powergen Electrical; Dafco Paints; Silveray;  The total renovation took 5 weeks to complete and included everything from a new kitchen to new electrical boards, switches, painting, cupboards, storage, railings, security and flooring to aesthetics such as adding curtains, bedding, pathways and a highly essential vegetable patch.  The newly renovated cottage, which is home for boys between the ages of 6 to 12, was handed over to Shehnaaz Gabru of the Lakehaven Childrens Home on the 27th of November.  

Ivan Govender commented that "The project was not only fulfilling for us but it certainly reminded us about the importance of being grateful for our own blessings and that we should always be willing to help others."
 
The project ended with the much anticipated fun-filled day for the children who enjoyed a boat cruise, other outdoor activities and a fabulous Voltex Durban braai.  

Voltex  -  is  South  Africa’s  largest  electrical  and  lighting  distributor  with  59  distribution  outlets  strategically located  throughout  Southern  Africa. Voltex  is  a  proudly  Bidvest  company  and  a  wholly-owned  subsidiary  of The  Bidvest  Group  Limited,  a  company  listed  on  the  Johannesburg  Stock  Exchange  (JSE).   Voltex –  Your electrical connection