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World Plumbing Day: CSI Project

World Plumbing Day: CSI Project

World Plumbing Day was first established in 2010 by the World Plumbing Council to recognize the critical role of plumbing in promoting public health and environmental sustainability. The day has been celebrated ever since to promote awareness about the importance of plumbing and its contribution to society, and its purpose to preserve and improve sanitation. As well as highlight access to clean water and hygienic conditions, and safe sanitary facilities to reduce the spread of diseases.

The College of Cape Town for TVET (CCT), the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) and IOPSA-affiliated companies every year celebrate the day by conducting a Corporate Social Investment (CSI) project by emancipating a previously disadvantaged community and/or school through the installation, refurbishment, and repair of plumbing related needs of an identified stakeholder. Corporate Social Investment is encapsulated in the college’s strategic objectives which deems it important for the institution. Thus, the Annual World Plumbing Day CSI project was held on the 10th of March 2023 at Phakama Secondary School situated at the Old Crossroads.

The CSI focus was not only on the plumbing needs of the school but the restoration of dignity through creating a hygiene-friendly and safe environment for the students. All student toilets and cutters were repaired, as well as cleaning of school grounds. A Career Exhibition was also held in the school hall, where students were encouraged to pursue artisan and artisan-related career opportunities.

The College Council and Executive Management would like to extend gratitude to IOPSA and the following affiliated companies, namely: Crown Plumbing Services, Tygerberg Plumbing Contractors (Pty) Ltd, Euro Aquatech and Kheswa-Phakati Paving and Construction for your participation and support at this year’s World Plumbing Day CSI project, as wells the college staff and apprentices for their selflessness and hard work, and most importantly Phakama Secondary School for allowing us to assist them with their plumbing needs.

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