MANDELA DAY

"BECAUSE WE ARE" CAMPAIGN

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This Mandela Day, Project Playground is inviting your family to take part in the spirit of ubuntu by helping to support another family through these challenging times and beyond.

 “[T]here is a concept known as ‘ubuntu’ – the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we are to accomplish anything in this world it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievement of others.”

–Nelson Mandela

I am HEALTHY because we are HEALTHY.

Over the past year, the concept of ubuntu (I am because we are) and the interconnection of all of humanity has become exceptionally clear. We have seen how the health of an individual can affect a community and the health of one country can affect the globe. There is no denying that what one person does can affect those around them and, ultimately, the whole of humanity.

I am SAFE because we are ISOLATED.

Yet, we have also seen the detrimental impact of losing the physical part of this interconnection, as we all closed our doors to our friends and our neighbours in order to keep them safe. Despite being apart, we came together for the wellbeing of our community.

I am WELL because we are NEIGHBOURS.

But, the consequences of this necessary distance has impacted all aspects of life, from mental well-being to economic stability. And the impact weighed differently on everyone. For some it meant extreme solitude and depression. For others it meant job loss and hungry children who could no longer get school meals. Whatever the personal impact was, we had to—and still do—rely on one another to get through it.

 

Project Playground provides social work interventions that address urgent needs of families, ranging from providing food parcels to providing individual and family therapy.

This Mandela Day, Project Playground is asking for your support, in the spirit of ubuntu, to become a monthly donor to help support another family who is in severe need through these challenging times and beyond.

Here’s how it works:

  • Become a monthly donor (make sure to include your email address)

  • Those who contribute R350 or more per month will receive:

    • An overview of the family you are helping and their situation as soon as you have registered

    • An update on your family’s progress and situation every second month by our social workers

  • Got questions? Contact us at anna@project-playground.org

 

 

Sign up today!

Your generous support will help a family get back on their feet and will assist in the efforts to ensure that some of the most vulnerable families in South Africa are in a home that is stable and supportive for their children.

We cannot be without each other—even when we are apart.

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By contributing to our vision, you will be creating a world where every child and youth grow up with a belief in the future and the opportunity to positively impact their own lives. Project Playground prides itself as an organisation where teamwork is key, compliance is paramount, innovation and creativity is encouraged and strength is gained through shared knowledge and partnership. 

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