African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) and TEACH South Africa proudly support Mandela Day 2012by TEACH South Africa
African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) in partnership with TEACH South Africa is proud to announce our support for 2012 Nelson Mandela International Day.
The two organisations, together with learners at the LEAP High School in Linbro Park, demonstrated their commitment to the Mandela Day initiative by painting the school’s classrooms and hallways and doing general maintenance and gardening.
ARM and TEACH South Africa donated all material and supplies, and employees from both organisations volunteered and spent the day improving the facilities at the school. The learners were treated to healthy food packs, and the day ended with festivities and eating birthday cake in celebration of Mandela’s 94th birthday.
TEACH South Africa ambassadors have been involved in Mandela Day activities through initiatives in schools and communities where they teach. According to the Mandela Day website, “The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good.”
In the true spirit of Mandela day, TEACH South Africa ambassadors, in partnership with the school community, engage in ongoing “legacy” projects at the schools where they are based.
As part of these initiatives, TEACH South Africa visited the LEAP school in Linbro Park with ARM to engage in various activities at the school. One of the TEACH South Africa alumni is now based at the school as a permanent teacher.
After the classrooms were painted, windows cleaned and surroundings swept, ARM Senior Executive Corporate Affairs Steve Mashalane said that employees from ARM and TEACH South Africa did a great job in demonstrating their commitment to create a better future and a conducive learning environment for the youth of this country.
Richard Masemola, founding member and executive director at TEACH South Africa thanked all for taking part in the activities, making special mention of the school principal, Nolo Lange, the three TEACH ambassadors teaching at the school, on-going support manager, Lerato Mathenjwa, founding member Mothomang Diaho and Ingrid Pearce who had worked tirelessly to make the event a meaningful participation by TEACH South Africa.
The day ended on a high note with all agreeing that it was the beginning of a long and lasting relationship between LEAP, ARM and TEACH South Africa.