We celebrate

Mandela Day 2019


“Education is the most powerful
weapon which you can use
to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

USB, USB-ED and IFR staff, students and alumni have come together to celebrate the legacy of Madiba and everything he means to us.

In partnership with Goldilocks and The Bear Foundation, we’ve selected four schools with different needs in and around Cape Town’s Northern suburbs to support on Mandela Day, 18 July.

Utilising the Back-a-Buddy platform and the USB/USB-ED campuses (Bellville and Sandton), we will be collecting donations and staff and student volunteers will distribute these donations to the schools on Mandela day.

The schools are:

Bishop Lavis Primary School: This school consist of 544 learners and they are in need of tennis balls, racquets, tennis socks and clothes.


Alpha in Durbanville: This school, with 942 learners, require with vests or t-shirts for boys and girls to wear under their school clothes to keep warm during the winter. The learners also need rain jackets.


Attie van Wyk in Durbanville: This school consist of 295 learners and they require painting of educational messages on their walls.


Scottsville in Kraaifontein: This primary school is in need of stationery, like pens, pencils, coloured pencils, for its pupils.


How can you help?

• Donating items – please come and drop off the items at our campus. There will be four marked boxes at reception and on the third floor at USB-ED’s office. Zenobia September will also collect cash contributions in the building. The address of USB-ED’s Gauteng office is 165 West Street, Sandown, Sandton.
• Financial contributions – please visit our page on Back a Buddy to make a contribution.
• Volunteer your time – please contact Samantha Diedericks [email protected] if you would like to paint an inspirational wall message at Attie van Wyk or assist in issuing the collected items to the three other schools on the 18 July 2019.

Every donation will be truly appreciated!

#MandelaDay #ActionAgainstPoverty


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