#MandelaDay 67 Minutes of Service

People all over the world are spending their 67 minutes contributing towards a greater good, celebrating a man who not only lived for himself but for his country’s people too. Every one minute represents one year of the 67 years that Nelson Mandela dedicated towards a free and liberated South Africa.

The Good Work Foundation (GWF) staff and students spent their 67 minutes cleaning toilets and rooms where the orphans and vulnerable children sleep at the Hosanna Christian church. Litter was picked up both around the Hazyview Digital Learning Campus and Hosanna, while some students were “foot-washing” curtains from the church. Some of the staff members helped to pack up and clean the church’s library, while some were being taught how to decorate vases with recycled glass. The Madlala Digital Learning Campus (MDLC) team was eager to get the classrooms and the yard spotless before the scholars came back from their mid-term break. 67 minutes turned out to be two hours of community service that was highly appreciated.

Floyd Muhlovo sweeping the floor.

Floyd Muhlovo sweeping the floor.

The GWF students "foot-washing" some curtains for the church.

The GWF students “foot-washing” some curtains for the church.

The chefs of the day prepare the meat in the church kitchen.

The chefs of the day prepare the meat in the church kitchen.

the cleaning continued into the church library where Thembi Ngwenya an ICDL  facilitator sorted and packed up books.

Zanele Mkobe, an ICDL student at HDLC spent her 67 minutes cleaning a church carpet with a broom and water.

the cleaning continued into the church library where Thembi Ngwenya an ICDL facilitator sorted and packed up books.

The cleaning continued into the church library where Thembi Ngwenya, an ICDL facilitator, sorted and packed up books.

MDLC students were on a DIY ( do it yourself) mission to perfect the school yard before school reopens.

MDLC students were on a DIY (do it yourself) mission to perfect the school yard before school reopens.

Written and photographed by Accolade Ubisi.

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