Madiba Day treats leave lasting memory

2015-07-23 06:02

It was a day to be remembered as staff members from DSTV spend the day with children at the Bathandwa Orphanage Centre in Khayelitsha.

It was a day to be remembered as staff members from DSTV spend the day with children at the Bathandwa Orphanage Centre in Khayelitsha.

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A visit by DSTV employees at Khayelitsha’s Bathandwa Orphanage Home is sure to leave a lasting impression on the children.

On Tuesday a group of about 40 staff members spent the whole day with the 27 children at this centre.

Their visit however is one that one be forgotten quite easily as they donated home appliances including a fridge, microwave and TV sets as well as a DSTV subscription of two years.

“We want to make sure that these children do not feel the void cause by their lack of parents. We want to make sure that just like other children they can have such luxuries such as watching programs on pay TV channels,” said DSTV’s Lisa Ndyalivane.

The group also donated bedding material for the children as well as spent the whole day participating in activities with the young children.

“We also did some spring cleaning for them as well as set up DSTV points in the rooms so that they can watch different programs.

We wanted to make it as homely as possible because children are the future and the better their living environment the better grownups they can be ,” she said.

Dyalivane said that the visit was part of the 67 minutes for Madiba projects in the province aimed to improved the lives of those in need.

Founder of the home, Virginia Mbolekwa, said that she was overjoyed by the visit. “I was very happy to see how well the children warmed up to the visitors. They were playing games and they had a wonderful time. This is good for the children as it gives them a good moral and hopefully it will urge them to do good as school as they are happy,” she noted.

She said that they were grateful for the appliances as they were in a serious need. “The appliances that we had were old and they would have let us down in the near future and we are very pleased that they went out of their way. Not only to donated but to spend time with our children,” she said

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