All set for Mandela Day

Eight years after the first international celebration of Mandela Day on July 18 on the former president’s 91st birthday, the 67 minutes campaign has become a symbol of his enduring legacy of kindness and sacrifice.

While some see their 67 minutes of helping others as an opportunity to take do-gooder selfies to boost their social media status, for the most part Tuesday will be a celebration of people making time to serve others in whatever heartfelt way they can.

At ELMI College, lecturers have decided that transferring their skills to charities who help others was the most appropriate way to give back on Mandela Day.

SKILLS SHARING: ELMI College computer lecturer Michelle Victor helps students Asiphe Katiya, left, and Zukiswa Bebeza. The college’s lecturers will spend 67 minutes on Mandela Day on Tuesday to train charities in free basic skills including computers, budgeting and art Picture: SUPPLIED

They will present 67-minute courses to the Salem Baby Care Centre, Greensleeves place of safety, Loaves and Fishes and Masithethe Counselling Services in skills like computers, budgeting, art and DIY.

“Education is what we stand for so it is important for us to help people who are not in a position to do certain types of training that are useful in everyday life.

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