FMR launches fundraising campaign for Zama Dance School

Zama Dance School in Gugulethu

Zama needs to install an alternative water system consisting of Jo Jo tank, plumbing, electrical etc. to be able to flush the loos at school. 

 
From Wednesday 21 February at 07:30 FMR will show they care by launching a fundraising campaign to help the Zama Dance School in Gugulethu.
 
Zama needs to install an alternative water system consisting of Jo Jo tank, plumbing, electrical etc to be able to flush the loos at school. 
 
"I have no doubt this campaign will resonate with our listeners and they will help us raise the funds", says Mark Jennings, FMR Station Manager.
"There are 100 children a day who attend ballet lessons at the Zama Dance School – and the cost works out to essentially R300 per child. We just need 100 of our listeners to donate to reach our target and install the new water system."
 
For nearly 30 years Zama Dance School in Gugulethu has trained young dancers not only for the stage, but for life! 
 
Zama Dance School provides a safe and nurturing learning environment for hundreds of at-risk children in Gugulethu and the surrounding townships. 
 
Water is vital for the daily functioning of this dance school, which for many has become a second home.
 
At the moment the 100 students who attend the dance school in the afternoons have been instructed not to flush the loos or shower. 
 
This is because of the acute need to save water, and the high cost of municipal water caused by the drought.
                                                            
For Zama to continue to flow, they need an alternate water system, one that does not rely solely on municipal water.  
 
The solution is simple: Water tanks that connect to the plumbing system, so that the toilets can flush and the dancers can shower. 
 
The cost and installation of these tanks is approximately R 26 700-00
 
If the job doesn’t exceed the budget, the remaining R3 300 will be used to purchase non-potable water from a licensed source to fill the tanks.
 
It’s not a lot when you think that R30 000 breaks down to R300 a dance student.”
 
To make a donation please visit FMR or call 021 401 1013 during office hours.