Mandela Day

i-Fundi spends Mandela Day at Muntu Akalahlwa Childrens’ Home

To commemorate Nelson Mandela Day, the i-Fundi team visited the Muntu Akalahlwa Children’s home in Soweto with some food parcels and sweet surprises on Friday, July 17.

Maureen Ntombela, founder of the Children’s Home collected the children to sing a welcome song for the team upon arrival. The children’s bright smiles warmed up a rather chilly Friday morning.

Laughter and excitement were the order of the day, as everyone  introduced themselves through a whimsical musical greeting, and set the stage for face-painting activities.

The team arranged a delicious lunch of hot-dogs and a slice of cake, which the children thoroughly enjoyed. The i-Fundi team then presented the home with some food and groceries.

Honoured by the support showed by the company, founder of Muntu Akalahlwa, Maureen shared a few words of thanks:

“I am so grateful, and blessed by your presence and generosity today. I don’t know how to thank you, but from the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of the children, I would really like to say thank you, may you continue to be blessed”.

i-Fundi supports and promotes the spirit and philosophy of Ubuntu. At the heart of the company’s corporate operations is a strong sense of  giving back to the community.

“What I enjoyed about spending time with the children at the home is that is was an authentic experience. There were no pretenses about the day. It was a spontaneous, vibrant, and joyful occassion where the spirit of ubuntu was beautifully evident”, says i-Fundi Customer Solutions Managing Director, Stefan Lauber.

The Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010.

Mandela Day 2012 with i-Fundi

At i-Fundi we aspire to create extraordinary people and Mandela certainly is one of the most extraordinary role models. We therefore took the opporunity to do ourselves something positive for the community on Mandela Day 18 July 2012.

We visited the Bokamoso Children’s home in Thembisa for the morning, taking some supplies to them and getting to know the home and the children. This video is a snapshot of that visit. We hope you enjoy and get a little inspired by watching the video!

Considering the needs of so many other people our actions are a small but important token. One to remind us of our personal and organisational purpose. In whatever we do, we must aim to make a difference – in our communities and the persons we work with. Constantly remembering that ideal gives us meaning and the strength to be and give our best.