In the spirit of Mandela Day, representatives of UKZN’s Corporate Relations Division renovated cottages at the Aryan Benevolent Home’s (ABH) Clayton Gardens Home for the Aged in Sydenham, Durban.
The ABH Council provides preventative and institutional services for the benefit of the aged, disabled, and children in need of social, therapeutic, and developmental care.
The team helped renovate the exterior walls of the cottages with chores for the day including scrapping off old paint, filling in cracks and painting.
Resident at the home, Mr Rajcoomar Sewjugath said what the University had done was wonderful. ‘Thank you for helping us, we really appreciate it. The facelift marks a new future for all of us.’
Sewjugath said he and his wife, who have been at the home for more than 10 years, enjoyed doing their gardening.
Staff from CAPRISA, the School of Clinical Medicine, individual staff members and students also helped with the renovations.
Third-year students Ms Aadila Moola and Ms Ayesha Bobat said they were both grateful for the opportunity to be part of the initiative.