Mandela Day is all about making the world better. We are empowering our employees in South Africa to keep Moving Forward by providing them with various ways to spend their 67 minutes.
Books inspire, educate and entertain us but many children will never experience the joy of reading because they don’t have books. Our Group wide Book Drive encourages employees to collect books for children aged 5 to 9 and we will donate them to more than 200 Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres we already support.
A few books that have been collected so far.
Did you know that there are millions of people who go hungry every day? Our sandwich making initiative allows employees to make sandwiches for those less fortunate than ourselves and they will be distributed throughout the city by Meals on Wheels, a Johannesburg based charity.
Some friendly faces making sandwiches.
As the saying goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. By helping to plant a vegetable garden at a local library, employees will teach people on the streets how to grow their own food. Not only will they learn a new skill but they can turn it into income generation by growing and selling their produce.
Below are some of our employees getting into the spirit of things in the vegetable garden.