We live in a world where Gender Based Violence (GBV) continues to fester and plague our communities,it is of utmost importance for us to root out and take proactive measures to combat this issue. Starting on the 20th of September MOT hosted their ‘Men Show Courage’ a 2 day event at the West Coast TVET […]
MOT Celebrating Mandela Day with Ladles of Love
This Mandela Day, we spent our 67 minutes with Ladles of Love to help alleviate hunger and provide food relief to people in poverty-stricken communities, as well as attempting to break the World’s Guinness Record of the largest food mosaic!
About Mandela Day
“It is in your hands to create and a better world for all who live in it”
Nelson Mandela was not only the first democratically elected South African president, he was a much-needed voice that promoted peace, equality, and justice all around the world.
On Mandela Day, 18 July, everyone is encouraged to spend 67 minutes of their time in service of helping others in need. These 67 minutes are in appreciation of the 67 years that Nelson Mandela spent fighting for social justice, equality, and human rights for all. Source
Tata Madiba always believed that everyone has the power to make the world a warmer and safer and better place, no matter how small or big your acts of kindness may be.
This day and every day presents us with an opportunity to do help make a positive difference.
About Ladles of Love
Ladles of Love is a charity that supports numerous community kitchens, schools, social enterprises and, NPOs with much-needed groceries and other goods, allowing them to reach out further and touch the lives of the vulnerable who need it now more than ever. Their focus is to invest in projects that are sustainable and will make a lasting change to the plight of vulnerable communities. Read more here
This year their aim was to attempt to break the World Record for the largest food can mosaic in the shape of Nelson Mandela’s portrait in both Cape Town and Johannesburg!
Other ways we could assist were with sandwich making, peeling and chopping vegetables and knitting squares for blankets!
The result? We assisted in breaking the World Guinness Record for the largest food can mosaic, thousands and thousands of sandwiches made, and more!
Let’s continue to keep our Tata Madiba’s spirit alive through the commitment to build a prosperous, fair, inclusive world, leaving no one alive.
Check out our MOT Coach Blogger of the Month – Elizabeth Nel in which she shares her before and after thoughts of attending the MOT Coaches’ Basic Education (training). “Being a part of MOT is truly life-changing and the skills and knowledge taught will stay with me and those involved with MOT for life long. I hope to make a difference in our young people’s lives and empower them to reach their potential through courage!” Read more here