Fundraisers break ground in South Africa

A team of 167 volunteers from 24 Norton Rose Fulbright offices recently descended on Johannesburg for  the law firm’s Nelson Mandela Foundation Challenge 67 global charitable initiative. (Image: Norton Rose Fulbright)

A team of 167 volunteers from 24 Norton Rose Fulbright offices recently descended on Johannesburg for  the law firm’s Nelson Mandela Foundation Challenge 67 global charitable initiative.

The team headed to the township of Tsakane in Ekurhuleni to work with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to help construct a building for Menzi Children’s Home to benefit the local community, and to plant a sustainable food garden at Vuyani Primary School with the aid of non-profit organisation Food & Trees for Africa to support their learner feeding scheme.

The weekend’s events included digging foundations, making bricks and concrete furniture, painting doors and creating a mosaic statue of Nelson Mandela. The heat made conditions challenging, but everyone stuck to the job in hand.

Watch the video to find out more about the children’s home, its founder, Ms Matshidiso Mokwape, and how the project will help change the lives of the people in this community.

Keep an eye on our new Instagram account @actions.speak.louder, as well as Twitter and Facebook to follow progress.

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Video by permission from Norton Rose Fulbright.