Mandela Day is on the 18th July and honours both Nelson Mandela’s Birthday and his contribution of 67 years serving his community, his country and the world as a human rights lawyer, a pioneer of conscience and an international peacemaker.
“That is how I was able to change my life—by knowing that if somebody does something good for you, you have to respond.”
The United Nations has recognised the 18th July as International Nelson Mandela Day (also called Mandela Day) as a call to action for individuals and organisations around the globe to spend at least 67 minutes of community service and making the world a better place in honour of Nelson Mandela’s years of service.
Lead SA’s Terry Volkwyn, “Madiba’s legacy is one of active citizenship. Stand up, do the right thing and make a difference. There is no better tribute we can pay to Madiba’s legacy than developing our nation into an active civil society that selflessly rolls up its sleeves and makes a difference. Whatever you do – whether it’s painting the walls of a crèche, reading to an elderly person or picking up litter – no act of volunteerism is too big or too small. It all makes a difference!”
Noordhoek Farm Village will be spending at least 67 minutes doing community service in Masiphulelele on 18th July 2012 – the day of Mandela’s 94th birthday. Cafe Roux has donated soup and the Foodbarn has donated rolls and the village will be taking soup and rolls to the Love and Care day Centre in Masiphumelele to feed over 100 children. Thanks to both restaurants!
The Love and Care Day Centre is dear to the hearts of Noordhoek Farm Village folk. Many of our regular visitors will be more than familiar with Cafe Roux’s smiling manager Deo Rwagasore. Our guests will testify how passionate, warm and caring Deo is. Many of these qualities he inherited from his equally phenomenal mother, Aurelia Kitesi. Aurelia set up the Love and Care Day Centre through the Roman Catholic Church in Masimphumelele in 2003. She started with just 6 children and now employs 8 staff to help care for the 100 or more children they nurture. In the future she would like to have an orphanage for the abandoned children in Masi. Read More about Love and Care…
“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”
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