This year’s Mandela Day Fundraiser was out of this world! With the donor’s love, support and generosity, 55 teenagers from James House Child & Youth Care Centre received gift packs & groceries and enjoyed a trip to the IZiko Planetarium, followed by a stroll through the Museum and lunch in the Company Gardens.
The trip to the Iziko Planetarium’s 360 degree Digital Dome (the most advanced digital planetarium on the African continent!) was so inspiring for this group of teenagers, who seldom have the opportunity to venture out of the township. They loved the immersive multi-sensory edutainment experience and as they prepare for matric and future careers, their minds have been opened to new possibilities.
James House have expressed their heartfelt gratitude to all involved and are grateful for the continuous support of donors and volunteers who make a difference to their underprivileged communities. The gift packs were also well-received with much appreciation and included a Yebo Fresh groceries combo pack, winter warmers (woollen beanie and hoodie) and hygiene Items (2 x sanitary pad packs, deodorant, body lotion, soap, bath sponge).
It was very special to once again spend time with James House and the kids in person, something we could not do for the past 2 years with the pandemic. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this initiative and gifting the kids this amazing experience!