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Mandela Day 2014 – Building a Library

Ended 10 years ago

Jul 20, 2014

Every year, on 18 July, South Africans are encouraged to spend 67 minutes of their time to volunteer their services for social and charitable projects. This is to acknowledge the life of the late SA president, Nelson Mandela, whose life was dedicated to the freedom struggle in South Africa. South Africans are asked to involve themselves in local and national projects aimed at uplifting communities with the aim of making a difference. The call to ‘take action, inspire change and to make everyday a Mandela Day’ resonates strongly with the values of BAPS Charities.

BAPS Charities has responded to this call by initiating a host of projects throughout South Africa. One of these activities is to build a mini library for the children and young adults at the Zanokhanyo Children’s Safety Home in Khayaletsha, Cape Town. Inspired by the words of the late Nelson Mandela –“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – BAPS Charities volunteers will mounting book shelves and donating books and stationery to the home on Sunday, 20 July 2014.


Zanokhanyo Children's Safety Home

Zanokhanyo Children's Safety Home

Zanokhanyo's mission is to provide a loving and caring environment for the children so that they can grow up to become responsible adults. Our vision is to create an environment where children: 1. Live in a safe and humane environment 2. Grow up to be happy and healthy adults 3. Have access to education 4. Are integrated in the community 5. Receive age appropriate stimulation through sports, arts and cultural activities 6. Stay away from crime and drugs

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BAPS Charities volunteers built a mini library in Cape Town for Mandela Day 2014