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As part of Mandela Day, organisations and individuals in the Waterberg region plan to embark on community-based programmes to help others, from 18 July until the end of the month.
Mandela Day is celebrated annually on 18 July, to honour the late former president, on the anniversary of the icon’s birthday.
This commemoration was officially declared by the United Nations in 2009.
Organisation Hands On, a Modimolle-based grouping, has made a plea to members of the public to donate clothes (new and old) for boys and girls (aged 6 to 15 years).
Items could range from sanitary towels, bath soaps, face cloths and other needs.
Those who wish to contribute can contact Ronny Makgetha on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 078 013 2150.
The organisation will be partnering with Legal Aid SA Modimolle Justice Centre, SAPS, Department of Social Development and Hands of Hope, for this year’s Mandela Day programme.
Earlier this year the Modimolle-based organisation visited Doornfontein Primary School on a farm outside Modimolle, and found that there was a range of challenges, needing attention.
As a follow-up, the organisation will visit the school again on Friday, 28 July to respond to some of the challenges.
In Mookgophong, an organisation made up of young people has started collecting sanitary towels for girls from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The reigning Miss Mookgophong, Betra Malema, is part of the activities.
Malema made a plea to members of the community to support the initiative, and also invited more young people to take part.
Activities were scheduled to start on the premises of Dr NP Maphosa (General Practioners) in Mookgophong.
6 months ago 13 July 2017