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Community-Based Project Module (JCP) 2016

During 2016, 1,736 students from the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology completed the Community-Based Project Module. The students were split into groups to work with 228 community partners. An annual function was held to acknowledge the work the students did in the community.

One of the groups, consisting of engineering students from various fields, worked with Bester Birds and Animal Zoo Park in Pretoria to enlarge the raptor enclosures by breaking down the walls between two enclosures while maintaining structural integrity. They then painted the combined enclosure and re-did the landscaping inside. Finally, they had to lift the water baths from the original enclosures and make new perches and nests for the birds. Since the renovation, the Northern Crested Caracara that reside in the enclosure have started building a nest.

Bester Birds and Animal Zoo Park
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A group of architecture students built and installed nesting boxes at the National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria.

National Zoological Gardens
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Minenhle Komane, an information science student, taught learners at Sunnyside After School Centre in Pretoria traditional dances, made them costumes and organized a concert.

Minenhle Komane

Keletso Gumenku, an electrical engineering student, worked at St Cyprians High School in Lesotho, which he had attended as a learner.

Keletso Gumenku
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A group of publishing students revamped the library at Kutumela Molefi Farm School, which is on the outskirts of Pretoria and has a large number of learners.

library at Kutumela Molefi Farm School
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A group of landscape architecture students renovated the garden at Kutumela Molefi Farm School. This was a huge challenge as the school's water supply is unreliable.

garden at Kutumela Molefi Farm School
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Another group of landscape architecture students revamped the garden at Rivoningo Care Centre in the middle of Pretoria. The Centre is a home for terminally ill homeless people.

Rivoningo Care Centre
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More than 400 community partners were trained in basic computer skills on the University of Pretoria's satelite campus in Mamelodi.

University of Pretoria’s satelite campus in Mamelodi