Die Bron Primary shares jars of hope
19 August 2020
Die Bron Primary School in Stanford demonstrated the legacy of Nelson Mandela by supporting the less fortunate.
Janine Pedro, a teacher at Die Bron, said the school had a responsibility to make a positive change on Mandela Day which is celebrated globally on 18 July every year to honour his life’s work and to change the world for the better.
To mark the day this year, the Nelson Mandela Foundation called on people to contribute to the Each1Feed1 campaign, join a community initiative or start your own.
The staff at the school identified 50 needy families in the community, who each received a jar of soup ingredients and a goodie bag. Each “jar of hope” can provide a warm meal for a family and consists of rice, soup mix, lentils, stock cubes and soup powder.
Pedro said the school hoped to inspire everyone to embrace the values that Madiba shared. “By taking action, we can inspire change. Thank you to our amazing staff who dedicated 67 minutes of their time and contributions towards our Mandela Day initiative.”
The school, which celebrated its 80th anniversary last year, also provided meals to learners during the lockdown. The feeding programme was supported by local businesses, community organisations and individuals.