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Celebrating Mandela Month 2018

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela

Mandela Day calls on us all, every day, to make the world a better place. Each year on 18 July we look back on what has been done, and forward to what will be done.

It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices when he said that “it is in your hands now”.

It is more than a celebration of Madiba’s life and legacy; it is a global movement to honour his life’s work and to change the world for the better.


PSH Colesberg distributed soup and clothes to the less fortunate residents (particularly children) of an informal settlement in Colesberg.

Anelisa Lukwe represented the Siyakwazi Youth Network in one of her villages where they distributed toys and painted the Early Childhood Development Centre with district & local municipalities.

Siya Jones represented Ekhaya Skills Initiative and the Siyakwazi Youth Network as a panellist at Nelson Mandela University, discussing the issue of the Non-Formal Education sector. Topics included: (a) the need for Initiatives/NGOs and sports clubs doing extra-Curricular activities in schools (b) the challenges and the kind of programmes they offer as alternatives for learners (c) behaviour change and social welfare programmes (d) life skills and literacy programmes that complement the Curriculum.

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