Everyday is Mandela Day for NPO

2019-07-23 06:25

For Dews of Quietness, a local non-profit organisation in Steenberg, each day is Mandela Day.

To celebrate the day on Thursday 18 July, they were joined by Cape Town-based logistics company, Rohlig-Grindrod in serving the youth – fulfilling the former president, Nelson Mandela’s dream that no child is left behind or goes hungry.

For the past three years, the NPO and Delta Primary School have enjoyed a beautiful relationship which benefits the learners before all else.

“This year, it was better; it was beautiful,” said Dews of Quietness founder, Moriedah Dien.

She and her staff provide a healthy breakfast to all 965 learners at the school daily. They also often supply lunch. On Mandela Day, the learners were treated to warm hotdogs and refreshments. According to Dien, Rohlig-Grindrod made contact with her earlier in the year offering to contribute towards assisting the organisation for Mandela Day.

“This year, the company came in with everything,” Dien said.

According to Kim Snyman from Rohlig-Grindrod they were mostly concerned with – beyond creating a great day for the learners – providing lasting skills to Dien and her team. The company provided 1000 hotdogs for learners on the day and maintained a healthy relationship with Dews of Quietness to ensure that each child started the day with a nourishing meal.

“Moeridah Dien and her team, look after the social needs of the children at Delta Primary School,” said Snyman, commenting on Rohlig-Grindrod’s decision to collaborate with Dews of Quietness this year.

“In the community, there are children that don’t have enough to eat at home,” Snyman said. “Rohlig-Grindrod is collecting porridge monthly from the staff so that we can support Moeridah in helping to fill children’s tummies before they go to school.”

V To work with Dews of Quietness or to donate to their cause, call 078 400 0801.

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