Mwabu united with all of South Africa in remembering Nelson Mandela and his incredible legacy on the 18th July, what would have been his 100th birthday. He was, and will always be an inspiration. His greatness came from his selflessness, and how he served others with dignity and pride. To celebrate his legacy we took to the streets to feed the homeless and engaged with them as our contribution to the ‘67 minutes for Madiba’. It might seem like a small thing to do, but if you think you are too small to make an impact try locking yourself in a room with a mosquito!
“It filled me with great joy as I saw those faces appreciate a nice warm meal that was prepared with love,” said Khima, a member of the Mwabu team.
Every year, South Africans join forces either collectively or independently to celebrate Madiba’s life and sustain the legacy he left us with. This year with the theme, ‘Be the Legacy’, we were encouraged to take #ActionAgainstPoverty by devoting 67 minutes of our time to following in the Tata Madiba’s footsteps.
The Mwabu Education team in South Africa rolled up their sleeves and prepared ninety home-made meals to feed the homeless and less fortunate on their doorstep. “It is heart-breaking to see people sleeping on cardboard boxes outside our offices in temperatures that dip to 2 degrees at night,” said Le’Anne, another member of the team. Mwabu chose to provide the homeless in the local Rosebank area with a wholesome home cooked meal and to fully engage with those we see so often. They shared with us their concerns around receiving food but were so elated to find that our food came with hugs and smiles. With that we say happy 100th birthday to a visionary and a voice for justice and peace.