Right here in Cape City, we have skilled an exceptionally chilly and wet winter up to now. So, for Mandela Day 2023, we determined to “winterproof” our Affect Associate, Khumbulani Daycare. A haven for kids affected and contaminated by HIV/AIDS, it is a trigger that is very close to and expensive to our hearts.
What’s Mandela Day?
Yearly on the late Nelson Mandela’s birthday, 18 July, South Africans spend 67 minutes giving again and creating an influence. The 67 minutes is symbolic of the variety of years Mandela fought for human rights and ending apartheid.
Warming up Palms and Hearts
Our Rhino Crash is at all times desirous to pay the smiling little faces of the Khumbulani youngsters a go to, and Mandela Day 2023 was no exception. This yr, we determined to spend our 67 minutes with them once more.
Armed with goodies to heat up their constructing and hearts, we headed to the daycare positioned in Khayelitsha.
Our useful Rhino Crash members stepped in to assist connect heater panels to the daycare’s partitions to make sure the chilly stays the place it belongs – outdoors. We hope this can assist the kids and academics alike keep comfortable and hold them targeted on their day by day actions.
Maintaining the Lights on
Our group handed out cosy blankets, matrasses and scorching water bottles to the kids so they might keep heat even on the iciest of winter days.
However we additionally know that winter has different challenges than simply staying heat. Electrical energy payments skyrocket throughout this season, and we needed to assist alleviate the monetary burden this has on the daycare. Due to this fact, we gave them electrical energy vouchers to assist sustain with the demand.
However in a rustic the place electrical energy interruptions are a actuality, we additionally raised funds to purchase them an inverter to help them in combatting the dreaded influence of load shedding.
Ending on a Candy Word
To sweeten the day, we served mouth-watering malva pudding and custard. A proudly South African dessert, it is considered one of our favourites! Thanks to everybody at Khumbulani for at all times welcoming us with open arms. We already cannot wait till our subsequent go to!
Pay it Ahead this Mandela Day
Although you won’t be in South Africa this Mandela Day, we invite you to affix in to have a good time Nelson Mandela’s birthday with us by spending 67 minutes giving again.
Or, guide your dream African vacation with our Journey Consultants, and you will straight contribute to serving to assist Khumbulani and our different Affect Companions.