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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Pay it forward this Mandela Day

AFRICA UNITE: Like they did on Africa Day, CPUT students are encouraged to venture outside and participate in activations and learn more about paying it forward on Mandela Day, 18 July. AFRICA UNITE: Like they did on Africa Day, CPUT students are encouraged to venture outside and participate in activations and learn more about paying it forward on Mandela Day, 18 July.

CPUT is collaborating with the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) to host Mandela Day Initiatives on 18 July 2018 and champions are needed to spearhead activities. 

International Mandela Day is celebrated on the anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth and this year marks the centenary of the day. Each year on this day since 2010 South Africans and a growing number of people internationally have donated their time to help others and change the world for the better.

The International Peace Youth Group gathers and mobilises the youth of the world to work and learn from one another in the hope of realising peace.
Mandela Day activations will take place between 1 pm and 2 pm on the various CPUT campuses.

Students and staff are encouraged to celebrate Mandela’s Centenary in the following ways:

*Donate to the CPUT Legacy Boxes between 16 and 20 July. Non-perishable items, toiletries, clothing and blankets are needed to address poverty alleviation on campus. Designated drop off spots will be identified per campus
*Pledge how you are living the legacy –by making a written, video or photo pledge. These will be collected on the day on campus
*Write a Message of Peace in the Peace Box. This is an IPYG initiative that they have used successfully in the past to send messages of peace from groups of youth to people in power.

The first 100 students and staff who volunteer to take part in the activations on the day will receive a cup of soup on each campus.

If you are available to assist with coordinating activities at your respective campus get involved as soon as possible so that you can access information about what you need to do.

Mandela Day Champions are needed on the following campuses:

Email Melani-Ann Hara on haram@cput.ac.za if you are interested in assisting on the day.

Written by Theresa Smith

Email: smitht@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Applied Sciences and Engineering Faculties and the Wellington Campus.