Sparrow Schools Educational Trust were delighted to welcome volunteers from different organisations and companies on Wednesday 18th July through to the 20th July, which marked a special Nelson Mandela Day, celebrating 100 years since his birth.
Every year, people volunteer 67 minutes of their time serving a charity or local community project in the name of Mandela, who gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity. This year was an occasion to reflect on Madiba’s life and legacy, and to follow his call to “make of the world a better place.”
“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
Volunteers from FoodServ, Standard Bank, Hollard Insurance, Nambikkai Foundation, ABSA, Lombard Insurance, Piza e Vino, Megarom, DUO Marketing, Hellmann and MLC, spent time at Sparrow, supporting various projects from donating money to supply the Tuck shop with equipment, painting the sick room, to revamping the teaching kitchen and gardening to make the entrance to the school a welcoming place for Sparrow children to be. Volunteering on Mandela Day did not stop with the companies.
Children of Sparrow Schools Educational Trust also got involved in giving back to the community and partaking in an exciting environmental project to make Eco Bricks. An Eco-brick is a plastic bottle filled up with non-biological waste to create a reusable building block, which will be donated to build schools and homes.
If your company would like to donate time or funding to support the education of
disadvantaged children with learning difficulties, then we would love to hear
from you! If you wish to get involved in supporting Sparrow’s EcoBrick project please contact Amy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sparrow Schools would like to take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers
on Mandela Day 2018.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela