In July, Issy Geshen Lamont Home for the Aged joined South Africa and the global community in commemorating Mandela Day on 18 July to celebrate former President Nelson Mandela's life, legacy and values.
Mandela Day is recognised under the theme for this year was "Do what you can, with what you have, wherever you are" and focused on food and nutrition programmes.
Many people devoted 67 minutes of their time by doing something that made a difference in their communities.
The Issy Geshen Lamont Home for the Aged joined Mandela Day 2022 by giving back. The elderly, as part of their 67 Minutes for Mandela, distributed hand-made toys to children at the Amaqhawe Care Centre, a children's home in Durban. They spent a morning with the children and engaged in storytelling. The handmade toys were made with love and care.
"We remember how Mandela's sacrifice set an example for us to make the world better. As Issy Geshen, our purpose is to provide care and promote our residents' physical, emotional, and social well-being," said Guy Levene, Chairman of Issy Geshen Lamont Home.
Levene added: "We look forward to Mandela Day each year, and our elders can't wait to hand over the toys they made for the children of a local children’s Home, in partnership with Durban Child Welfare."
As part of their 67 minutes for Mandela campaign, we were also joined by corporates and organizations who dedicated themselves to making a difference in the lives of the elderly and participated in different activities on the day. We want to extend our appreciation to the following partners for heeding our call and making a difference in the lives of the elderly:
@Lamontville Fitness Club
ANC Women's League - Ward 75