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Doing your best for Mandela Day 2019

4th Jul 19

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By Vodacom 1577 Followers

Every South African knows 18 July is Mandela Day. This is more than a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy; it is a global movement to continue his life’s work and to change our world for the better. The overall message is: Nelson Mandela fought for social justice for 67 years. You can start with just 67 minutes.

Here are some ideas on how you can contribute on Mandela Day.

  1. Contact your local HIV organisation and find out how you can help.
  2. Volunteer at your local hospice.
  3. Donate toys to the children's ward at your local hospital and spend time entertaining the children.
  4. Volunteer to walk dogs and clean kennels at your local animal shelter. 
  5. Organise a group in your neighbourhood and make soup and sandwiches for the homeless.

At Vodacom, we treat every day as Mandela Day. As a brand with a purpose for more than 25 years, we have been using technology to bring about positive social change. Our focus areas are Inclusion for All, Digital Society and Planet. Here are a few of our projects.

Smile Foundation

Vodacom's partnership with the Smile Foundation has changed lives. The Smile Foundation provides reconstructive surgery to children who were born with cleft lips and/or palates, which is not only an aesthetic issue but also impacts their ability to suckle as well as their speech develop...

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