Major revamp of autism school almost completed

 

CLEAN AND FRESH: Mandisi Bless, 16, left, and Qhama Makapela, 13, help in the laundry at the new Quest School hostel. Picture: MIKE HOLMES
CLEAN AND FRESH: Mandisi Bless, 16, left, and Qhama Makapela, 13, help in the laundry at the new Quest School hostel. Picture: MIKE HOLMES

AFTER years of putting up with old facilities, the Eastern Cape’s only state school for autistic pupils is almost ready to boast its brand new hostel and revamped building.

Quest School for Autism, in South End, will now be able to admit more pupils as well as double the number of boarders.

The much-needed revamp started seven years after talk of renovations surfaced in 2005, with the site officially handed over to contractors Lawrence and Victor in April 2012.

It had been in the pipeline, but budget constraints in the Provincial Education and Public Works departments saw it delayed for some years. Principal Lottie de Vries said it had been a wonderful experience to bear witness to the renovations to the school. – Zandile Mbabela

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