Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Momentum have again teamed up, along with the Proteas and the Titans to do their bit in commemorating Mandela Day on Tuesday 18 July.
Volunteers from Momentum and CSA and Proteas and players from the Titans rolled their sleeves up and got busy painting and cleaning up Leboneng Primary School in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria. The work detail included painting two classroom wings, an admin block and outside play equipment.
As part of the Nelson Mandela Library Project / School’s Programme, Momentum also handed over self-contained library, complete with books, bookcases, and a comfortable reading space to encourage the learners to enjoy a new selection of books now available to them. The books in the library are sourced from the Rotary International book club and are interesting and age appropriate for all learners from Grade R to Grade 7.
The Mandela Day Library Project was started in 2011 and since its inception the total amount of children who now have access to Mandela Day Libraries is more than 40 000 children a day. The libraries have a direct and real impact on the young minds in each school where they are located.
The Proteas rolling up their sleeves were Stephen Cook, Aaron Phangiso, Reeza Hendricks and Mangaliso Mosehle. Max Jordaan, Head of Transformation led his CSA team from the front, while Nkosinathi Mahlangu, Momentum CSI Manager rallied the Momentum volunteers. The Titans and their support team in attendance were Henry Davids, Malusi Siboto, Rowan Richards, Alfred Mothoa, Eldred Hawken, Andrea Agathaglou, Karen Smithies (Admin), Tumi Masekela (Fitness Trainer) and Sizwe Hadebe (Physio).