Vanderbijlpark Library participated in the Mandela day celebration by reaching out to Mathwala’s Children’s home in Vanderbijlpark, about 3 to 4 kilometers away from the campus. Mathwala Children`s home accommodates 32 children, 10 are girls from 9 months to 12 years and 22 boys from 2 years to 21 years. The library staff has donated non perishable food, toiletries, clothing and 20 liters of paint. We also painted the room that is going to be used by the children as a study unit because the University promotes academic excellence. The Mathwala’s orphanage home appreciated our presence in celebrating with them the 67 minutes of the Mandela day, the center was filled with love and joy and we were openly welcomed by the home.
“Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation.” Nelson Mandela
A special gratitude of thanks to all the staff who contributed not only their funds but their time to go make a difference at the orphanage, also those staff who were left behind and continued with their duties of serving students at the library.
Long live the spirit of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela!