This year the world will celebrate our late former President Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday, without our beloved icon who inspired it. Mandela Day is now an opportunity to ensure that Mandela’s legacy lives on through a powerful call to bring meaningful change and transformation to poor communities. The day aims to empower communities everywhere through ordinary citizens Taking Action; Inspiring Change; Fighting Poverty, Addressing Inequality, Eradicating Oppression and Making Every Day a Mandela Day. We join with the Mandela Foundation in asking ordinary South Africans to “Be the Legacy”, by using our gifts and tools, wherever we are stationed in life, in a way that brings real hope for people are living in poverty, suffering and inequality.
We also remember the month of August as Women’s Month, with the 9th of August nationally celebrated as Women’s Day. In “Being the Legacy” we would like to honour and assist women who are in need.
Rather than pledging a mere 67 minutes of our time on July 18th, Impophomo, in partnership with Northpoint City Church and Umsizi, pledges a month of action in celebration of 100 years of Mandela Legacy. We call on corporates, NGOs, churches and ordinary people, to take action in “Being the Legacy”. Impohomo will run a 30 day Drive, from 18 July – 17 August, for providing positive change through, food security, basic needs provision (food, blankets, clothes and shoes), outreach and empowerment opportunities to serve the most vulnerable people in Zandspruit and Lion Park communities. You can be the legacy as follows:
• Making donations (funds and material resources for development, basic needs, food, clothes, shoes and blankets)
• Volunteering your time (serving at outreach opportunities to aid vulnerable women, youth, elderly and promote empowerment)
• Outreach opportunities (dates & venues to be announced):
• Connect, encourage and support vulnerable mothers of children in the poorest creches,
• Personal Development and Business Tools training workshops for youth,
• Basic needs support to elderly households,
• Providing soup and meals to the poor,
• Organic vegetable production and nutrition training with households and farmers,
• Infrastructure improvements to community facilities i.e. Zandspruit Food Kitchen
Contact Ntsoaki Khantsi (email@example.com), or John-Mark Kilian (firstname.lastname@example.org), or go to our website, www.impophomo.org.za, or phone us on 011 792 2156
The greatest man, the son of God, who gave his life to save sinners through his death and resurrection, said the following in Luke 4:18-19: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour”. Through Jesus Christ, there is an eternal legacy and an eternal hope stored up for those that believe in Him. You and I are now to be the legacy of good news and hope to the world!”
Join us in fostering an ongoing legacy of Mandela.