Mandela Day celebrates giving back
The invaluable contributions that Madiba made was never more evident in the year of his centenary.
Kishugu® Holdings, -Training, -Aviation, -Fleet and Working on Fire hosted various activities across the country to commemorate Nelson Mandela. On Wednesday, 18 July, staff from Kishugu® and Working on Fire based at Head Office and in Nelspruit joined forces to donate time and resources to three very worthy projects:
- Staff pledged their time to clean the Nelspruit Community Health Centre.
- Donating Care Packages to the John Mdluli Primary School in Mataffin.
- Donating food and blankets to the Nelspruit SPCA.
Kishugu® Training spent their 67 minutes at the Nelspruit Community Health Centre. This health facility operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and offers comprehensive medical services from reproductive health to dental and social services. Kishugu® Training’s Precius Zulu gave patients a few tips on being FireWise and the rest of the team cleaned the clinic inside and on the grounds.
“We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to you for your presentation during our Mandela Day Cleaning Campaign. The extra hands and the team spirit contributed immensely to the success of the Cleaning Campaign at Nelspruit Community Health Centre. We are looking forward to having fruitful relations with Kishugu® Training in the coming years”, Operational Manager, Ms EB Nkambule.
Kishugu® and Working on Fire donated care packages to the John Mdluli Primary School in Mataffin. The drive behind the project was inspired by the non-profit organisation, “Buyisa Isithunzi” to ‘bring back dignity’. This non-profit was founded by Wilmerie du Preez (WOF IT), and Goodness Lubisi (WOF Finance Manager). The main focus is to distribute essential sanitary products to less fortunate school girls.
One in three schoolgirls in South Africa stays home for up to four days a month because they cannot afford sanitary towels. This impacts not only their dignity but also their ability to successfully complete basic education. The packages for boys included deodorant, soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste and a facecloth. Packages for girls included all of the above mentioned, and most importantly sanitary pads.
On invitation from our staff, Dr Ningi Makondo from Rob Ferreira Hospital also addressed the girl pupils with an informative talk about personal hygiene and how they can better take care of their bodies.
“Life is about making a difference in other people’s lives. Even more so, in the lives of underprivileged young girls,” says Goodness Lubisi.
Another project was delivering food and blankets to the Nelspruit SPCA. Kishugu® and WOF staff pledged their community service time and energy to the centre which houses numerous four-legged friends. After handing over the donated food and visiting some of the animals currently up for adoption, the staff rolled up their sleeves and gave the facility’s storeroom and reception area a fresh coat of paint.
We look forward to making a difference in the years to come.
For the greater good®