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Mandela's Day Service

posted Feb 5, 2013, 8:39 AM by Peter Johannsen   [ updated May 13, 2013, 2:57 AM by Nelisiwe Walaza ]
Mandela’s Day, July 18th, has become a day dedicated to inspiring individuals in South Africa and around the world to take action to help change the world for the better. On this day when our hero, Nelson Mandela, was born, followers of this great man dedicate 67 minutes of their time to try to make a difference and change someone’s life. What better place is there than KYP for members, leaders, and friends to dedicate their 67 minutes?


Edcon, the company that donated our lovely computer lab, and Sunrise, ETV’s well known South African breakfast show, joined together on Mandela’s Day to present KYP with vouchers worth R10,000 to purchase materials for the new office. Transnet, a company behind many of South Africa’s national transport businesses, including ports, petro net, metrorail, transtel and South African Airways, also came through with a large number of their employees volunteering to cook a great meal for our members, helping to clean up our garden, painting, and presenting gifts to all of our members. Everyone’s 67 minutes made a huge impact during this great day!

Imagine if each of us could change one life each day. We could certainly make a better future for our coming generation. Let’s take action, inspire change, and make every day a Mandela’s Day!

July 2012