Mandela Day

July 20, 2018 | Junior Preparatory

Every year on Nelson Mandela’s birthday, 18 July, people all over the world are called to contribute 67 minutes of their time for community engagement initiatives. The campaign is designed to honour Madiba’s legacy of devotion and service to others by showing commitment to making the world a better place as we harness collective energy to build communities.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth and the Junior Prep went all out to make it a special one. As part of our leadership programme we strive to create an awareness in our children that it is ‘more blessed to give than receive’.

Grade R children donated clothing and a soft toy. They went to our oval and had fun making a big 100 with the jumble.

Grade 1 children donated a well-loved and cared for book. The challenge was to see if 67 books could be collected from each class but the children surpassed that and over 100 books were donated per class.

Grade 2 children collected tinned food and sport equipment. The children used the tinned food to make the number 100 to celebrate Madiba day.

The staff spent their 67 minutes after school gathered in the Dace Hall to peel and chop vegetables for the Parktown North Methodist Church’s outreach initiative in providing meals for the homeless. They were joined by the Finance department and it was a wonderful opportunity to come together as one and do something for the greater good.

The above mentioned items will be donated to various charities and outreach initiatives.

As Nelson Mandela said “The world remains beset by so much human suffering, poverty and deprivation. It is in your hands to make a difference.”