Our Lead SA Heroes are doing their bit for Mandela Day. If you're stuck on what you can do to get involved, join them in their initiatives below:
Lebo collects stories of Zandspruit kids
June Youth Lead SA Hero, Lebo Sekhotla, Nyiko Mthembi (who nominated her) and some students and staff from Monash South Africa (MSA) are planning something for two days prior to Mandela Day. Their main event will be held at Monash South Africa in Ruimsig, on Thursday 16 July from 2pm to 3:30pm. Lebo Sekhotla, will be one of the speakers on the day of the event, as well as their CEO Esther Benjamin.
Last year, Monash SA collected thousands of books for the local schools and communities. This year, the local community children have provided the stories themselves. MSA have compiled the stories of these school learners. A South African publisher of African children’s stories, has published the books written by the learners from local Zandspruit Primary School and MSA will distribute these to underprivileged schools.
Any donations towards printing more of these books would be greatly appreciated! Contact Nyiko Mthembi firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help.
Read more about June Youth Hero, Lebo Sekhotla
Benedict honours retired teachers in Bushbuckridge
Benedict Mashile and Buffelshoek Youth Development Forum, Thokozile Mokone, Mathabo Chiloane and Ouma Chiloane will be holding Maths extra classes at Tladishi High (Buffelshoek, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga) from 9am. Once done, they will celebrate the rest of Mandela day at Madile Primary in Acornhoek, Bushbuckridge. They will also be honouring retired teachers at the local primary school.
See the poster below for details.
Read more about Benedict Mashile - Gauteng Lead SA Hero for April
Elliot plants a Food Garden Of Change in Soweto
Elliot Mashinini will be holding an event at the Moletsane High School Food Garden Of Change in Soweto to honour 67 minutes of effort in Nelson Mandela's memory.
From 8am there will be the planting of crops in the school garden. Members of the public interested in volunteering are welcome to join - the school desperately needs donations of compost or manure
From 9am there will be a workshop highlighting the importance and benefits of social activism amongst the youth in building a bright future. This will be presented by one of the Food Garden Alumni Miss Zandile Makhaya who is now a qualified CA, with input from Elliot.
Finally Elliot is appealling for any donations of clothes, food, blankets, school uniform or schooling related items for a 16 year old local girl and her younger sister who lost their parents and are now living precariously between family members.
Members of public interested in volunteering goods or time are invited to contact Elliot on email@example.com
Brent does a RAK everyday
I have taken the Mandela Day head on & am doing one random act of kindness everyday. Have had an awesome push from corporates with all these guys getting on board to assist already, including Nissan, Tsogo, Cell C. Super excited to be giving back… on all mediums.— Brent Lindeque, Gauteng Lead SA Hero for February
Go to Brent's website to see how you can get involved.
Read more about Brent Lindeque - February Gauteng Lead SA Hero
Leonie warming up the needy with soup
Lead SA Hero Leone Matthews and her sister run a NPO where we help needy matriculates by lending them dresses that was previously used. They are doing a Soup drive, which they have every year in Winter.
They would greatly appreciate any assistance, like sponsoring with vegetables/bread/cups, etc. or anything for the soup.
Click here to get in touch with Leonie's matric dress initiative and to assist with the soup drive.