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.