The outcome was to be greater than the sum of its parts. Like termite workers building a functioning mound in unison, each volunteer and volunteer team, worked at either cleaning, painting or gardening, to get this school reflecting it’s potential.
Unassuming volunteers gathered to impart and contribute their knowledge and services, in the effort to give Kannemeyer Primary School, in Grassy Park, Cape Town, a make-over ,for Mandela Day– 18 July 2014. The aim was to co-create an environment that mirrored the sense of possibility of the school.
As community members, businesses and corporates came together I was reminded of the spirit of ubuntu- Human-ness.
On my departure, little miss Caitlin, hugged me and said goodbye. I have been volunteering, doing things I love, while looking for a media job- it can get bleak at times, but today, I felt like I made a difference in a child’s life and in return, she and her community, refreshed, in my mind that everyone has something to give on Mandela Day.
It was a pleasure helping you today, Kannemeyer Primary School, And a big thank you to all who supported in your special way.