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One hand can feed another – let’s do just that!

The theme of Mandela Day this year was “One Hand Can Feed Another”. The day itself was overshadowed by the effects of the riots and looting, and Madiba’s weighty words were cause for reflection:

“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.” – Nelson Mandela

Mandela Day is always an important day at Love to Give and I salute our amazing donors who were more determined than ever to help, and went ahead with food donations and fund-raising efforts despite the crisis at that time. Let’s all not forget Madiba’s persistence and determination to keep going, and his wise counsel that with freedom come responsibilities. Our long walk in South Africa is not ended.

Love to Give YeBoneers – inspired, young and energetic!
We would like to think that Madiba would be very proud of our WCED@HomeLearning Love to Give YeBoneers!

To end Mandela Month on a really high note, our 16 young interns / ‘YeBoneers’ were challenged to visit 67 homes in Kayamandi. During each visit, they read to children and distributed the amazing special Nal’ibali learning supplements, which were donated by the Val de Vie Estate.

It was a wonderful day of interaction and fun with children and their parents, as the YeBoneers shared how to use these great materials, which the children got to keep.

Thank you very much to the Val de Vie Estate for sponsoring the material, and to Nal’ibali for the training workshop, so everyone knew how to use the material effectively.

A big thank you to all the Love to Give staff and YeBoneers who are making a BIG and BRIGHT difference in our Kayamandi community!

Love to Give’s motto is “A Caring Community”
If you are able to, we ask that you don’t give up but continue to support Love to Give as we work with these families, and especially the children, giving them food, counseling, training and support. The difference we are making in their lives is crucial and has long-term consequences.

When you donate to us, we issue you with a Donation’s Receipt and Section 18A certificate, which can be used for tax purposes in South Africa.

Bank: ABSA
Acc. Name: Stellenbosch Community Development Programme
Acc. No: 406 384 1099
With Warm Regards and many thanksAnnabel and the team at Love to Give

Annabel Rosholt, Project Director