“The most powerful weapon you can ever use to change the world”
Every year on the 18th of July we celebrate Nelson Mandela day. For us as South Africans we truly value this day as it is dedicated to one of the world’s most iconic leaders. We celebrate and show respect in memory of Madiba by giving 67 minutes of your time to make a difference in our communities and country. This does not mean it is restricted to the 18th of July and for us, it most certainly does not stop here. At Nkambeni we strive to contribute and uplift our community throughout the year. Therefore, today was no different, we are involved in community affairs, especially Nkambeni, but today we wanted to give something extra. We are truly privileged to live in a country as beautiful as South Africa and to celebrate Mandela day. He was such an honorable man and his legacy still lives on every year. We are so blessed to be part of the Nkambeni community and are constantly striving to make a difference where we are.
In 2008, we started a journey with the George Mhaule School and it is a project that is very close to our hearts. Today, in the spirit of Mandela day and whilst during the school holidays, we decided to repaint all the classrooms of the school in memory of Madiba. We took hands with Principal Mashabane and Counselor Moekwena to give back to the school. We believe in changing the lives of the children in this community by means of creating acceptable circumstances for better education and development. From the beginning this was a long term project for us. We visit the school on a regular and ongoing basis in order to keep improving and growing with them for a better future and better South Africa. We have various international guests visiting the school as part of a day excursion on their specific tours to our country and we also have a fund in place to make provision for improvements and renovations that we are working towards. We are at this stage so grateful to each and every person for the way they reach out to this project and their individual contributions (it is making such a difference). We are certainly looking forward to taking hands and making this project even bigger and better and we still have an immense amount of improvements planned for the years to come.
At the end of the day education is basically like a passport to the future, as it tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. And we want to help prepare these children and this community to be the future leaders, just like the extraordinary leader, Madiba.