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The True Value Of Being A Benefactor

Make a difference this month, and beyond! 

Being an educational benefactor holds more value than you can imagine.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela 
On the 18th of July the world celebrates Nelson Mandela Day. 

Why not go further and instead of simply doing 67minutes of good on that day, make a pledge to be more active in your community by becoming an education and training benefactor? 

67 minutes…once a year? 

It’s easy to tell people that they only have to spend 67minutes once a year to do good, and yes, that does make a difference. But if we truly want to embrace the spirit of Madiba, we need to do more. 

We all know that you don’t have to spend money to do good. Giving your time can be just as beneficial to whatever good cause you choose.  

However, practically speaking, not everyone can dedicate multiple hours a week to charity work. Just like there is no shame in spending time instead of money, there is also no problem whatsoever with simply giving cash but keeping your free time to yourself. 

If you want to be a benefactor, and, like Madiba understand the importance of education, the following causes could really do with your donations. 

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is a non-profit organisation focused on memory, dialogue and legacy work, founded by Nelson Mandela in 1999. We are the custodian of his life and times; we are a committed facilitator of his living legacy; and we are mandated to promote his lifelong vision of freedom and equality for all.” 

Nal’ibali (isiXhosa for “here’s the story”) is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign to spark children’s potential through storytelling and reading.” 

“When a child’s imagination is unlocked, possibilities are opened up, allowing them to choose a path for their own future. Breadline Africa enables this journey by providing initiatives and infrastructure to support childhood development in Southern Africa through early childhood education.” 

Education Africa is a non-profit organisation with a proud track record of successful delivery on its thriving projects” 

By supporting a wide range of educational charities, not only will you be ensuring that your future employees will have access to the best possible skills development and training, but you will also be benefiting society as a whole.  

Now what’s more Madiba-Magic than that? 

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