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Celebrating #MandelaDay2023 through caring for others!

Dumphries playing with littlies
Dumphries Gardening

Teams of facilitators, learners and students across our Good Work Foundation campuses in Mpumalanga had an enjoyable and productive Nelson Mandela Day on 18 July 2023, gardening and cleaning up a storm – dedicating their 67 minutes of service to making an impact!

Getting into the spirit of #MandelaDay2023, our Dumphries Digital Learning Campus team and Bridging Year Academy students visited a local crèche, lending a hand with cleaning, playing with the kids and enhancing their environment.

From tidying and tending the yard to feeding the children, every moment spent with these little ones was truly fulfilling for our caring Dumphries team.

Still on the gardening theme, at our Hazyview Digital Learning Campus, staff and BYA students visited the nearby Hosanna Church’s daycare centre for orphans and vulnerable children, and helped plant a vegetable garden. We’re so pleased that these children will benefit from all the nutritional goodness that goes with these tasty leafy greens.

Hazyview students vegetable garden at Hosanna Church daycare centre
Hazyview students vegetable garden at Hosanna Church daycare centre 2

At our Huntington campus, learners and staff took part in a fun activity they dubbed the “Chicken Run” (to motivate each group to finish in good time), which entailed groups of participants cleaning up the Huntington area, leaving it neat and clean.

The top-performing teams with refuse bags filled to the brim were awarded food hampers – and, as a bonus, Sabi Sabi pitched in with a donation of school shoes for 50 learners from the local Hundzukani and Khurula schools to mark the occasion.

Huntignton team village clean up

What’s more, our Facilitator Academy students in Hazyview got stuck into some deep-cleaning – ensuring the campus was spick and span for the start of the new term.

Facilitator Academy students clean learning centre
Facilitator Academy students clean learning centre 2

Thank you to all our wonderful GWF staff and students who embraced Madiba’s spirit, dedicating their 67 minutes to making a positive impact on the lives of others!


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