Mandela Day 2023
Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela and serves as a powerful reminder of the power of making a positive difference in the lives of others. The day encourages individuals, communities, and organizations to take part in activities that contribute to the betterment of society, in line with Mandela's vision of a world free from poverty, inequality, and discrimination.
In 2023 Peermont is focused on changing lives and mobilizing on projects that have a lasting effect and are able to make meaningful and ongoing changes to the lives of those who need help. By dedicating 67 minutes Peermont encourages positive impacts, no matter how big or small. Mandela Day embodies the belief that every person has the power to make a difference and contribute to the collective well-being of humanity. These were the proud projects conducted on 18 July by the various Peermont Resorts in their areas:
Umfolozi - Empangeni
The Umfolozi Mandela day project was directed to making a difference in children’s lives. Umfolozi assisted the Bhekamazimela Primary School in Gingindlovu (a rural town in Uthungulu District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal). The school caters to 280 children from grade R to 7 with only 8 teachers. They were assisted with some much needed supplies including a jungle gym, laptop, photocopy machine, water tank and taps, seeds and garden tools.
Emperors Palace – Ekurhuleni
Emperors Palace had two projects for Mandela day. The first was to refurbish of the training Restaurant at the Tembisa SOS. Second was a school uniform donation to needy children at Shukumani Primary School in Tembisa.
Thaba Moshate - Burgersfort
Thaba Moshate visited Mashifane Park called Masethankga. The team donated one single bed for the creche’s sick bay, sleeping mattresses, colouring books, play dough and party packs for all 44 children.
Frontier Inn – Bethlehem
Frontier supported Zenzeleni Day Care Centre in Bohlokong. They take care of 110 children, 58 boys and 52 girls between the ages of 6 months to 5 years. The total donation was R6 000 in food supplies, toys and equipment as well as some soup and rolls for the children.
Graceland - Secunda
The Graceland team visited the SAVF Secunda child and youth centre for abandoned children. Groceries such as bread, milk, sugar and porridges were donated to the centre. The team also spent time with the children who were handed goodie bags and got to know the care givers.
Rio - Klerksdorp
Rio partnered with South African Police, Community Policing Forum, Debonaires Alabama as well as the ward Counsellor in making the day special for Jacaranda informal settlement, Boswell and Nkagisang Primary School. They donated: Food Parcels, Blankets, Soup and Bread, Clothes, School shoes and Pencil Cases.
Khoroni – Thohyandou
Team Khoroni assisted in painting the outside wall at Little Stars Creché in Maniini in Thohoyandou.
Mmabatho Palms – Mahikeng
Mmabatho Palms collaborated with the Local Mayor of Mahikeng together with Life Line Support Group (a psychological and mental support NGO) to help a poverty-stricken family in one of the local villages. Mmabatho Palms donated blankets and groceries to the family consisting of 3 siblings who had 9 children, 23 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.