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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

CPUT community honours Mandela’s legacy

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: In honour of Nelson Mandela, CPUT staff members will donate books and other appropriate learning materials to a local primary school MAKING A DIFFERENCE: In honour of Nelson Mandela, CPUT staff members will donate books and other appropriate learning materials to a local primary school

CPUT staff members and students will join millions around the globe who will celebrate international Mandela Day today.

Held on Mandela’s birthday, 18 July, this event is a global call for individuals to take positive action and change communities for the better.

The event came about in 2009 after the United Nations General Assembly declared Mandela’s birthday, 18 July, as Nelson Mandela International Day. It marks 67 years of his life that he dedicated to the struggle for humanity.

In honour of this great South African leader, CPUT staff members will contribute towards improving literacy at a primary school in the Delft community, by increasing access to books and other appropriate learning materials.

The initiative is being driven by the institution’s Civic Engagement Unit.

CPUT has been participating in this event since its inception and the initiatives rolled out have impacted positively on communities.

Last year, CPUT staff members teamed up with various other organisations to build a crèche in Tafelsig and clean the Sarah Baartman centre in Manenberg, which is home to abused women and children.

Staff members also cleaned the grounds of the Chris Hani High School in Khayelitsha and provided the school with paint supplies.

Written by Candes Keating

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Email: keatingc@cput.ac.za

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