Updated: Oct 30, 2019
Our #BigSmile dream became reality, after years in planning, but it was and is so extremely worth it, see what teamwork achieved in just under 2 weeks – a lot!
This is a planned approach we estimate over 7 years / for a 22-acre site delivery construction project, delivering a Community Center & Sports & Skills Learning Academy along with external park areas.
The whole meaning is to give diverse support to the community to make their own chances and gain an education for empowerment and community inclusions.
Here's the 1st day short video so you can see for yourself
Don’t just take our word for how amazing this 1st phase build was. Here’s a testimonial from Chris Larkin, that joined us in South Africa.
“I just returned back from what I will always remember as a life changing, emotional & empowering week with #BigSmile
I have never come across such amazing people with a willingness to get involved and build something great for their community.
In the short week volunteers have been onsite they have already made a huge difference in the community. I am so proud to have been part of the first team in Johannesburg.
I can’t thank Shaun and the #BigSmile team for the incredible opportunity to go out and make an active difference and impact on people lives. Here’s to the next 7 years on the project.”
What amazing things we achieved with our volunteers
This is just some of the things that the UK team of volunteers and the local community volunteers achieved together:
The site is mobilised & ready to receive groups of volunteers from April 2020 from the UK providing a safe place to deliver the build.
These Volunteers facilities and plant compound take in 5000m2 of secure yard area, with full site security, developing as the project concludes into a vitally needed local Community Center hub providing inclusive support across.
Full drainage ablutions facility.
Made safe 1200m2 children playground and usable after many years of neglect.
Organised the collection and removal of over 100T Rubbish Organised the redistribution of 150T top soil to make the site compound level.
Delivered by running a local crew of civil workers and plant operators.
Directing and facilitating erection, fitting out, painting and installation of Steel Cabins, and 1000m of secure steel fencing to #BigSmile colour specs.
Facilitated & appointed key utility providers working with our design team.
Imagine what we can all achieve together next year!
If you’d love to chat to us...
About getting involved for our Spring 2020 Stage 2 build, please give us a call, or drop us an email. Here's a quick overview reminder:
#BigSmile Club – Businesses & Volunteers
Join us on this project as a valued #BigSmile volunteer, or, as a #BigSmile Club partner sending individuals/teams from your business. In return you add value to your business, provide team members with an amazing skills and showcase your Global CSR.
Be more @ http://bit.ly/BigClubCSR
#BigBrand – Sponsors/Ambassadors
Alternatively, you can become one of our #BigBrand sponsors, providing much needed to up to 25,000 in the community. Where you can sponsor a community area that fits with your own brand values, or your teams can create a fun event at work, to raise spirits and crucial funds.
Do more @ http://bit.ly/BigBrandBS