Mandela Day

Celebrate Mandela Day with Eyabantwana Trust: Collecting Children’s Storybooks for Paediatric Surgery Wards

Mandela Day is a special time to honor Nelson Mandela’s legacy by making a positive impact in our communities. This year, Eyabantwana Trust invites you to join us in a heartfelt campaign to bring joy and healing to the children in the Paediatric Surgery wards at Cecilia Makiwane and Frere Hospitals.

The Campaign: Collecting Children’s Storybooks

Books have the power to transport us to different worlds and provide moments of escape, especially for children facing medical challenges. We are collecting children’s storybooks to be used by the young patients in our Paediatric Surgery wards, helping to promote healing and happiness during their stay.

How You Can Get Involved:

  1. Donate Children’s Storybooks: We are collecting new and gently used children’s storybooks. Your donations will bring smiles and comfort to the children in our care. Drop-off locations will be available throughout the community.
  2. Spend Your 60 Mandela Day Minutes Reading: We encourage you to spend your 60 Mandela Day Minutes reading to the children in the Paediatric Surgical wards at Cecilia Makiwane and Frere Hospitals. Your presence and stories can make a world of difference to these young patients.

Become a Drop-off Site:

We need your help to make this campaign a success! If you’re interested in becoming a drop-off site for book donations, please contact us at [email protected] before the end of June 2024. Together, we can ensure that every child in our wards has access to the magic of stories.

Join Us in Making a Difference:

Let’s come together as a community to celebrate Mandela Day by spreading joy and healing through the power of books. Your generosity and time can create lasting positive impacts on the lives of these young patients.

For more information, please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you for your support!