The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG), in the true spirit of Mandela Day, will embark on a week-long nationwide campaign, extending our hands to help those less fortunate.
Our WiA (Women in Action) Mandela Day activities include:
· 17 July: A ‘spring cleaning’ of the Danile Kriel Place of Safety in Langlaagte, as well as refreshments for the young ladies who reside there
. 18 July: Creating a sustainable vegetable and herb garden for the young girls housed at the Berea-Hillbrow Home of Hope to help them grow and maintain a garden from which a large portion of their sustenance will stem. This 2-day project is undertaken with the assistance of Eden’s Landscapers, who have generously donated their labour for this venture.
· 18 July: Breakfast and complimentary hand massages for the nursing staff at the oncology wards at the Charlotte Maxeke and CH Baragwanath Hospitals in Johannesburg, and the Tyger Valley hospital in Cape Town, where the group provides on-going cancer patient counseling and support. This will be done in recognition of the sacrifices and hard work they put in daily at the ward
· 18 July: A talk will be held with the young girls at the Nomathamsanqa Primary School in Port Elizabeth about their health, hygiene and pubescent changes in their bodies, during which event much-needed sanitary pads will be donated to the girls.
· 18 July: Indoor games, lunch and entertainment for the residents at the Eldorado Retirement Centre in East London
. 21 July: In Rustenburg, they will visit the Kutlwanong Orphanage and School for Deaf Children, where there will be an assortment of activities, including a puppet show, gospel show, sports and games, as well as refreshments. In Kimberley, they will visit the Lorato Place of Safety in Galeshewe, where the children at the Centre will be entertained, refreshments will be served and blankets will be donated.