Mandela Day Projects

Get involved in our 2017 Mandela Day Projects – 18 July 2017
Option 1 – Al-Maamana Outreach Programme
Organisation: Community Development Centre (Soup Kitchen) provides regular meals for 300 community members
Location:  Candytuft Street, Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain, 7786
Mandela Day activity: Purchase groceries, cook and serve the community with the Al-Maamana Outreach team
Option 2 – Athlone School for the Blind
Organisation:Special Needs Centre
LocationsAthlone Street, Glenhaven, Bellville South, 7530
Mandela Day activity:Hand-over any items the school needs for their library and provide a meal for the learners. The learners will in turn share with you “a day in the life of the partially blind”. Opportunity to also read to the children.
School has requested:
• 3 x computers
• 1 x high quality high resolution industrial scanner for scanning books and print media
• 1 x high end pdf conversion software converting pdf into word documents for conversion into braille text
• 4 x Duxbury software for braille embossing, converting word documents into braille texts
• 1 x software converting print into MP3 audio format to allow blind to read it in audio format
• 1 x software that allows children who are not braille literate to read print and word LTSM
• 3 x large LED screens to help learners to read print and word documents in higher magnification (15 are partially sighted ). This will enable them to follow text in high resolution and contrast
Option 3 – Springwood Educare Centre
Organisation:Educare Centre
Locations15 Bamboo, Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain, 7786
Mandela Day activity:In need of canvas cover/awning to protect the children when they go outside to access the toilets.
Painting of prefabricated classroom
Distribute party packs for the children and get involved in face painting

Option 4 – Ubukhobakhe Educare Centre
Organisation:Educare Centre
LocationsCorner Govan Mbeki Road and Solomon Mahlangu, Greenpoint, Khayelitsha
Mandela Day activity for 200 children:Help to prepare a much-needed vegetable garden
Distribute party packs to the children and read to them

2016 Mandela Day Activities:

MandelaDay2016The staff chose the Mdzananda Animal Clinic as the beneficiaries of their own Mandela Day project and knitted blankets and donated items for the clinic. The NPO clinic, founded in 1996, received a Breadline Africa converted shipping container in 2004 which is currently used as their pharmacy.

Imbasa Educare was the beneficiary of Allan Gray’s Mandela Day team. The company provided breakfast for the children and spent time playing with them. Imbasa received three containers from Breadline Africa donors between 2004 and 2007.

Founder Educare enjoyed visits from Breadline Africa’s face-2-face donors and SA Commercial staff who donated cake, reading books and individual gift packs for the 158 children! Founder Educare received six containers between 1998 and 2007.

Little Angels Educare Centre in Hout Bay were thrilled to see 29 people from the Radisson Blu Hotel who spoilt the children with packed lunches and a variety of toys. Hours of games were enjoyed by adults and children.