CAPE TOWN, May 2017. Habitat for Humanity SA in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation is calling on South Africans to join them in their Nelson Mandela International Build Week from the 17 – 21 July in Orange Farm, Gauteng. This is in response to Nelson Mandela’s call in 2007 to the next generation to take on the baton of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices by saying “It’s in your hands”.
Announcing the campaign, Patrick Kulati, Habitat for Humanity SA’s National Director said “67 homes for 67 families will be built during Habitat’s build week with the help of active citizens! We need the help of South African corporate teams to come together from across all sectors not only to help build the homes but also to use their financial resources to help build the community of Orange Farm beyond the construction of the homes”.
In November last year through the passionate support of active citizens,14 families representing child-headed households, the elderly and the disabled in the Orange Farm community were provided with decent shelter. At the end of a hard week and with her home completely transformed, Mrs Selina Boso (66 year old granny from Orange Farm and the sole guardian of her two granddaughters) overcome with emotion said, “It is like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders – I am so happy!”
In the words of Madiba; “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead”
Join Habitat for Humanity SA and help make a difference to families like Selina through the provision of decent shelter and in the process commemorate Nelson Mandela International Day 18 July, in a truly special way by taking action and living out his legacy!
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