67 minutes of Mandela Day service

July 19, 2019 | Boys’ College | Author: Gladys Ayaya, Boys' College Director of Community Engagement

On July 18th 2019, St Stithians BC grade 8s gave more than 67 minutes of Mandela Day service. The boys were fully engaged for 5 hours doing a whole range of activities that are eco-friendly, durable and will benefit disadvantaged communities for years to come.

The activities included;

  • Making of chairs out of used tyres (donated by Used Tyres SA) to be donated to inner city Johannesburg schools that do not have chairs;
  • Painting of wooden blocks in primary colours to be donated to underprivileged schools in the care of JAM International;
  • Making blankets for underprivileged old age homes;
  • Designing posters as learning aids for teaching children in underprivileged communities that are under the care of JAM International.

The boys had so much fun learn how to make new things, and at the same time doing activities that will have a lasting impact on the community.

Our gratitude goes to all the PSG leadership and committee members who donated their time and resources, including one parent who donated the paints, another one who cut and donated the wooden blocks, as well Used Tyres SA and JAM International.