PLEASE NOTE: Glass is dangerous and must not be handled by children
Glass 4 kids is a charity initiative promoting the use of safety glass in schools initiated by McCoy’s Glass.
McCoy’s Glass is the largest independent manufacturer of laminated safety glass in Southern Africa.
The law requires that all glass in public buildings, including schools is safety glass.
The Glass Industry generates thousands of tons of off-cuts of waste laminated safety glass. Some of this is re processed by crushing to remove the glass, but the plastic in-between the glass goes into landfill. At McCoy’s it is our environmental responsibility to reduce waste.
In an attempt to find a solution we have decided to cut these off-cuts into window panes which can be used to replace broken windows in schools in developing areas.
Our aim is to grow the initiative and ultimately replace all glass in Schools class rooms with safety glass.
Our McLam Safety glass panes will only be cut out of off-cuts. (i.e waste)
Glass will be provided to schools in need free of charge.
Schools will be responsible to install the glass. There is only one condition and that is that the school must promote and encourage the use of local labour by training one unemployed person to Glaze and thereby creating jobs.
The glass will be given when available on a first come first serve / waiting list basis.
All applications will be verified and reviewed and are at the discretion of McCoy’s glass.
SAFETY FOR KIDS
Mclam Safety Glass in school classrooms
Mclam Safety glass , in addition to safety provides security, sound control and uv protection
Less wasted glass to land fill
Job creation for local glaziers
General awareness about Mclam Safety Glass
A Win for Kids, a Win for the Environment and a Win for Job creation
A prime example where McCoy's Glass4Kids have assisted with schools in need of Safety Glass