Nelson Mandela had a vision to spread equality and freedom for all. He would have been 100 years old this year, but he passed the torch to the rest of South Africa to continue burning the flame of social change. Madiba was a servant-leader, setting a humble but powerful example of how we can become change-makers ourselves.

Every Day Madiba Champions

Valcare’s mission is to activate and enable social change in community. We believe that in order for this change to be sustainable and have a real impact, every day should be Mandela Day. No matter how big or small your action. If a positive act is done consistently and in collaboration with others, change will come.

We therefore encourage you to join one of the existing activities taking place on 18 July 2018.
But here’s a challenge! Why not sign up to become a regular volunteer too?
Be someone that gives back, uplifts and contributes regularly. The Valcare team will look at your passions, interests, skills, talents and time availabilty and then match you to with of our more than 200 member organisations.

There are other ways of getting involved too. You can contribute financially to support Valcare’s strategic intervention programme, donate gifts in kind or pray with us. Click here for more information.

Mandela Day Activities: Paarl valley and surrounding areas

The Message Trust

Where: Drakenstein Prison Medium B
Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Activity: Celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela with the inmates that are part of The Message programme in prison.
The Message team and inmates will read Mandela’s speeches and perform poetry. A choir will sing and A Long Walk to Freedom will be reviewed. In addition, professional boxers will portray his boxing career.
What to bring? Any memorabilia / books / posters of Nelson Mandela and musical instruments.

Val de Vie Foundation

Where: Langabuya Primary School, Mbekweni.
Time: 09:00 – 10:45 / 10:00 – 11:30 / 10:45 – 12:15
Activity: Volunteers will be reading to each of the classes at three different time slots. After each session, the class will be invited to get their Mandela Day themed bookmark and fruit.
At 14:00 a new library will be opened and formally dedicated.

Mbekweni Youth Development Programme

Where: MYDP Youth Centre.
Time: 09:30 – 11:30 whereafter volunteers will join the Mbekweni Youth Centre function at Langabuya Primary School.
Activity: Volunteers and MYDP team members will visit families in need and families that have children with disabilities. Food parcels will be handed out and the team and volunteers will encourage the families.

Gouda Learning Centre

Where: Gouda Community Hall.
Time: 11:00.
Activity: Handing out soup and bread.
What to wear? Warm clothes and comfortable shoes.
What to bring? Donations of bread, margarine and foam cups for soup.