On the 26th of July, ORT SA held a Mandela Month event, in honour of the legendary national icon, Nelson Mandela. The event was hosted in ORT SA offices in Houghton, where YES programme youth beneficiaries sponsored by Hudaco, joined forces with the youth from Habonim, a youth movement that has been operating since 1930.

The event started in the training room. CEO of ORT SA, Ariellah Rosenberg, gave a few words on the celebrated icon. She also highlighted ORT SA’s current aim of going green and aligning with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the growing impact that climate change has on our planet, and the importance of taking care of the environment.

Habonim youth initiated lively discussions regarding our environment with the YES youth, and the youth showed incredible creativity by making toys out of recyclable materials. The day was filled with fun and dance.

The toys, along with books donated, were donated to Boitumelong Preschool in Alexandra on the 3rd of August. The children showed their excitement and enthusiasm upon arrival.