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  TO ALL MEDIA AND EDITORS DATE: 19 JULY 2016 EMBARGO: NONE   CREATING LASTING MANDELA DAY MEMORIES FOR CHILDREN   As part of its Mandela Day activities, The Mvula Trust visited Home of Joy day-care centre to donate food parcels, toys and other goods. The centre is located in Etwatwa near Springs in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. It takes care of approximately forty (40) kids from underprivileged families and their age ranges from three (3) months to six (6) years of age, and some of them are brought to the crèche without food because their parents are either unemployed or rely on the centre for provision. Handing over the goods to the centre, Chief Operations Officer at The Mvula Trust, Julia Mmushi said: “Mandela subjected his life to jail for the sake of our freedom. He was a selfless and kind – hearted man. It is for this reason that we have to be his agents of change.” The Mvula Trust staff played with kids and showed them love during the event. Appreciating this wonderful gesture, children also sang beautiful songs and danced for the guests. “I am grateful to you The Mvula Trust for assistance. Our centre was struggling with provision of food to the kids. We feel privileged to be visited by you today,” said Doris Sukazi, head of the crèche. Let the spirit of Mandela Day activities continue to positively impact lives. THE END Issued by: The Mvula Trust, A leading developmental NGO Enquiries:  Mashao Mohale 073 181 8046 (Marketing and Communications Coordinator)  ...

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      TO ALL MEDIA DATE: 15 July 2016 EMBARGO: NONE   THE MVULA TRUST TO DONATE GOODS TO HOME OF JOY DAY- CARE  CENTRE DURING MANDELA DAY   As part of its 67 minutes contribution towards Mandela Day initiative, The Mvula Trust will donate food parcels and other goods to Home of Joy Day Care Centre and Pre – School located in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Etwatwa (Barcelona). The crèche takes care of approximately forty (40) kids from underprivileged families and poor settlement around Etwatwa, near Springs. The age of children enrolled at the facility ranges from three (3) months to six (6) years of age, and some of these kids are brought to the creche without food because their parents are either unemployed or rely on the crèche for provision. Although the centre is officially registered with relevant authorities, it does not receive support or grant from government. We therefore decided to make fond memories for these little ones by celebrating Mandela Day with them. Details of the event are as follows: Date: Monday, 18 July 2016 Venue: Home of Day Care Centre, Etwatwa (Barcelona) Time: 12:00 – 14:00 Your attendance to witness smiles on the faces of these children brought by Mandela Day experience will be highly appreciated. THE  END Issued by The Mvula Trust, a leading developmental NGO. Enquiries: Mashao Mohale Marketing and Communications Coordinator 073 181 8046 or mashao@themvulatrust.org.za/mashaomohale@yahoo.com    ...
The Mvula Trust celebrates Mandela Day with kids

The Mvula Trust celebrates Mandela Day with kids

As part of its Mandela Day activities, The Mvula Trust visited Home of Joy day-care centre to donate food parcels, toys and other goods. The centre is located in Etwatwa near Springs in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. It takes care of approximately forty (40) kids from underprivileged families and their age ranges from three (3) months to six (6) years of age, and some of them are brought to the crèche without food because their parents are either unemployed or rely on the centre for provision.   Handing over the goods to the centre, Chief Operations Officer at The Mvula Trust, Julia Mmushi said: “Mandela subjected his life to detention for the sake of our freedom. He was a selfless and kind – hearted man. It is for this reason that we have to be his agents of change.” The Mvula Trust staff played with kids and showed them love during the event. Appreciating this wonderful gesture, children also sang beautiful songs and danced for the guests. “I am grateful to you The Mvula Trust for assistance. Our centre was struggling with provision of food to the kids. We feel privileged to be visited by you today,” said Doris Sukazi, head of the crèche. Let the spirit of Mandela Day activities continue to positively impact...

DESTROYING SCHOOLS IS REGRESSIVE AND PUTS OUR FUTURE ON SHAKY GROUNDS

Working for the organisation (The Mvula Trust) that has dedicated its resources towards community development, it is highly concerning to see schools incinerated or destroyed in numerous protests taking place across the country. Growing up in rural areas, I know we only had our first secondary school in 1990. I am told that it was difficult to access education back in the mid-80s due to apartheid laws such as Bantu Education Act and Group Areas Act that were imposed on blacks. Learners walked long distances to the isolated school that was built for twenty villages or thereabouts. It was a terrible and apartheid government orchestration. As correctly recorded in this repository: http://overcomingapartheid.msu.edu/sidebar.php?id=65-258-2&page=1, “Bantu Education denied black people access to the same educational opportunities and resources enjoyed by white South Africans.” Surprisingly, as if Bantu Education was not ruthless enough, black communities abolish the only weapon they can utilise to emancipate themselves from poverty and other social ills. This scenario corroborates the fact that we are gradually becoming the worst enemies of our own progress. Although I am not disputing the negative effects of Bantu Education Act such as exclusive admission, infrastructural backlogs and high school fess, I fully believe that education is a developmental tool, and it should be cherished and safeguarded at all cost. I have observed that many residents who embraced education since the advent of democracy have made huge progress – contributing massively towards the development of their communities and country at large....

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