“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
Last month, Sparrow Schools Educational Trust was blessed with support from various companies and individuals contributing their 67 minutes and more on Mandela Day, to celebrate his 100 th birthday (read the story here). This month, Sparrow decided to also do what they can to pay it forward by giving back to the community and donating 100 soccer balls to various charities around Johannesburg. These charities included: Stitches for Africa, Kindness Like Confetti, Slovo Centre of Excellence and Feed Thy Kids.
Jackie Gallagher, founder of Sparrow Schools has instilled the ethos of collaboration and helping others, not just at Sparrow, but local charities in the area, so that “charities support charities” through collaboration and support.
If you would like to celebrate the spirit of Mandela Day throughout the year with Sparrow, then get in touch! There are many ways you can support and change the lives of children with learning difficulties, including volunteering or signing up to our ‘Educate A Child’ programme.
“Giving is the highest expression of potency…Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness.” Erich Fromm