Mandela Day: Making a difference

Mandela Day is one of the highlights on the events calendar for all Kishugu Businesses. Each year, the various business units, Kishugu Fleet Solutions,
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Written By Kishugu

On 20/07/2019
Mandela Day is one of the highlights on the events calendar for all Kishugu Businesses.

Each year, the various business units, Kishugu Fleet Solutions, Kishugu Training, Kishugu Aviation and Working on Fire pick a project close which they feel passionate about and invest time, money, products and a whole lot of heart into it. It is undoubtedly a life-changing experience for many of them and will continue for the years to come.

 This Mandela Day, Kishugu Aviation and Working on Fire staff based at the Head Office in Nelspruit joined hands to splash a fresh coat of paint on a number of walls at the Michael’s Children’s Village in White River – a registered NPO house of safety and foster care looking after between 18 – 25 children at a time. They are between the ages of newborn to 18 years old.

Rebecca Ngena, Management Accountant, says that this NPO house does great work in its community. “Over the past 10 years, they have loved and cared for numerous children from distressed homes.

They work really hard and appreciate all the help they can get. During our needs analysis, we found they needed assistance with maintaining the buildings.”

An enthusiastic team of WOF and Kishugu Aviation staff geared up and brought their paintbrushes on the day.

And thanks to the generous sponsorship from Kishugu Aviation, enough paint was bought to add colour to this special home. “I really enjoyed the day – to see how such a small act of giving really brightens up another’s life. It
is better to give than to receive,” Amanda Lekhuwane, National OHS Coordinator said. The team also gifted each child with slippers, a pair of socks and some sweets.

Mandela Day was also a life-changing experience for the Kishugu Fleet Solutions team when they visited the Millennium Home Of Hope Orphanage in White River. Thanks to Neah, the house mother, and her team, the babies 0-6 years old are all well taken care of. CEO of Kishugu Fleet Solutions, Coenie Lamprecht, thanked all his staff who contributed to this project. He pledged to match the cash donation they made and this managed to buy the orphanage home everything on their wishlist.” Our company’s slogan rang true”: For The Greater Good”

Kishugu Training decided to lengthen their project over a few months by doing a whole needs analysis at the Blessing Early Learning Centre in Mataffin. This community-run school has 32 learners ranging from five months to four years.

They will be painting the school and do some well-needed maintenance on it and contribute to where other help is needed.

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