Mandela Day reminds us of the 67 years of service of the life that Dr. Nelson Mandela devoted to serving humanity. The 18 of July is a time when South Africans and the international community are called upon to commit to serving, and making a difference to the lives of those less fortunate than we are. The year 2019 marks ten years since the introduction of Mandela day to keep the spirit of the man affectionately known as “Tata” alive by making every day a Mandela Day.

In honor of Dr. Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service to humanity, the rights of children and the love of children, we at Future Africa dedicated a portion of the day to spending it with learners from N’wa-Vangani School. This is in line with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call in his 2019 State of the Nation Address, where he said that he wants to see all South African children receive at least two years of Early Childhood Development (ECD) before they begin Grade 1.

We would like to pass our sincere appreciation to the following people and centers that partnered with us to make this day a possibility;

·         Dr. Raita Steyn, Art Education Lecturer at the Department of Humanities Education together with her students

·         Ms. Puleng Tsie, Manager of Sci-Enza Science center, and her team.

·         Ms. Susan Scheepers, and Mike Information Specialist at Medical Library, Faculty of Health Sciences

·         FABI students and staff

·         Future Africa staff and residents.

·         Mr. Rassie Erasmus, Manager Bookmark, University of Pretoria

·         Dr. Eugene Machimana and Gernia van Niekerk, Community Engagement

·         Collin Stier and Brett Fischer TuksSport