The local community has come together to develop a new home for the Langbos Children’s Shelter situated near Port Elizabeth. Sika donated Cemflex® , an acrylic based emulsion, to be used as protective and waterproofing coating for the roofs and walls of the new children's home.

The local community has come together to develop a new home for the  Langbos Children’s Shelter situated close to Addo Elephant National Park in Port Elizabeth. With the innovative outlook of Intsikelelo President, Chris Grava, this project came together with the initial  phase able to house 10 children along with a caretaker. These children are either orphaned or come from unstable homes within the Langbos rural community. Many of the residents in this area do not  have access to basic human amenities that many of us take for granted so easily.

Engineer Rigo Govoni, from Structural Solutions along with architect  Jason Erlank, JE Architects approached local Sika Area Sales Manager,  John Zehmke, for assistance with a product donation for the construction of the new Centre. After evaluating the project needs, a total of 125  litres of Cemflex was donated to the project and used as a protective  and waterproofing coating to the roofs and walls of the structure.

Cemflex is a universal waterproofer and bonding agentimproving water  resistance and adhesion of Portland cement based composites, and was the perfect solution for the creative construction of the hut-like  structures built as part of the new children’s home. The design of the Shelter is based on the local style of the Langbos  settlement and includes sustainable elements to harvest rain water.
It was great to a part of this initiative and community project and  Sika is proud to donate product to such a good cause, allowing these  children to have a safe and secure place to call home.

Kids Playing, Langbos